My daughter emily went to camp this week. She got the following: GOVERNMENT POLICY ON SNAKE ATTACK An anaconda is the largest snake in the world. It is a relative of the boa constrictor and grows to 35 feet in length. It weighs between three and four hundred pounds at the maximum. The US government peace corps manual for its volunteers in the Amazon Jungle says: 1) If you are attacked by an anaconda, do not run. The snake is faster than you are. Don't panic. 2) Lie flat on the ground. Put your arms tight against the sides, your legs tight against one another. Don't panic. 3) Tuck your chin in. Don't panic. 4) The snake will come and begin to nudge and climb over your body. Don't panic. 5) After the snake has examined you, it will begin to swallow you from the feet and -always from the end. Permit the snake to swallow your feet and ankles. Don't panic. 6) The snake will now begin to suck your legs into its body. You must lie perfectly still. This will take a long time. Don't panic 7) When the shake has reached your knees, slowly and with as little movement as possible, take your knife and very gently slide it into the side of the snake's mouth between the edge of its mouth and your let, then suddenly rip upwards, severing the snake's head. 8) Be sure you have your knife with you at all times. Be sure your knife is sharp.