Kim Ki Sam ©Stars and StripesSouth Vietnam, 1966: South Korean army Staff Sgt. Jung Kil Lee captured this nine-foot-long regal python during an operation in Vietnam, where some animals cold be almost as dangerous as the Viet Cong. The serpent was soon on a U.S. Air Force plane, bound for a new home in Seoul's Changkyung-Won Zoo.

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