|Alligator in Python's hold (NPS Photo)|
|Holding down a 5 M long Python (NPS Photo)|
|Htaw Gaw is between Chipwe and Tsawlaw|
For the first two days we only saw wild animals, mostly common red deer among the trees and many gibbons swinging from branches to branches, coming down for a drink and also a couple of old Kachin women from some remote village near border with heavy loads on their backs.
I even had to physically stop Naw Taung from shooting a large wild boar when it noisily trotted past us to the water edge. We were quite disappointed and had almost given up hope of seeing any action by the afternoon of the third day. Then suddenly Naw Taung at my right noticed a faint movement from up the track and hand-signaled me.
|A typical KIA Soldier|
Probably he was well familiar with the track and didn’t really expect any enemy soldiers so far from their forward base. I decided to take him alive and hand-signaled both men to approach him before he reached the stream while I covered them with my light machinegun.
Burmese Python - Part 2