11 February 2010

Cobra Gold bushtucker trial: US Marines eat frogs, scorpions and lizards in jungle survival training

A US Marine prepares to put a scorpion in his mouth during jungle survival training as part of the annual combined military exercise Cobra Gold 2010 at a Thai Navy base in Chonburi province


A US Marine grimaces as he gets his first taste of scorpion. About 14,000 military personnel from six nations, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, the US, Singapore and Japan, are involved in the largest US-led war games in the Pacific


A member of the Thai navy feeds a US Marine a fruit from the Morinda citrifolia plant, which is known as "cheese fruit" or "vomit fruit" due to its pungent odour


A Marine smiles as he gets ready to eat a frog


A US Marine eats a lizard


A US Marine drinks the blood of a cobra during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy as part of the Cobra Gold 2010 joint military exercise in Chon Buri Province, Thailand...


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A US Marine smiles as blood from a cobra drips from his face during a jungle survival exercise with the Thai Navy


American Marines watch as a member of the Thai navy catches a cobra with his bare hands during a jungle survival exercise


A US Marine is taught how to catch a cobra by a Thai navy instructor


A US Marine samples a frog


Marines tuck into a veritable Bushtucker Trial


Scorpions and lizards roasting on an open fire


A member of the US marines lies on the ground after fainting during the opening ceremony of the annual combined military exercise Cobra Gold 2010 at U-Tapao airport in Rayong province...


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A member of the US marines is helped up by colleagues after fainting during the opening ceremony


A US Marine wears combat camouflage as he participates in the annual combined military exercise Cobra Gold 2010 at a Navy base in Rayong province, Thailand



US amphibious attack vehicles power through the water as they participate in the annual combined military exercise Cobra Gold 2010 at a Thai Navy base in Rayong province


A bomb explosion is seen during a joint military exercise code-named Cobra Gold at Hat Yao beach in Rayong province, eastern Thailand


An underwater bomb explodes during a joint military exercise codenamed Cobra Gold at Hat Yao beach


South Korean soldiers participate in the annual combined military exercise Cobra Gold 2010


US amphibious attack vehicles land on a beach in Rayong province


South Korean marines pose for photos with US marines during an amphibious assault joint military exercise

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