|Photographer||Jones, Michael John|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Place made||Vietnam: Phuoc Tuy Province|
|Date made||June 1970|
|Physical description||Black & white|
Soldiers of the Defence and Employment Platoon of Headquarters, 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) base at Nui Dat, watch a fourteen foot python snake which slithered into their operational field base in the north of the Province. In the foreground, pointing is Lieutenant Peter Cosgrove of Coogee, NSW, the platoon commander. The snake was adopted by the platoon as a mascot and flown back to Nui Dat.