On Day 4 of the 5 Day ATEC Exercise, we came across the carcasses of some animals, decomposed enough for us not to figure out what animals they had been. Not that we’d be experts at what kind of animals they’d been, because ‘Australia only got three kinds of animals – kangaroo, koala and cow’.
Not having that much by way of conversation topics, I was asked several times by company mates what animals I thought the carcasses were of.
“Cow, I think”, I said, hoping to close this insanely inane thread.
“Cow?”, one soldier asked again.
“Yes, I think”, said I.
“Kangaroo eat cow one meh?”, he asked, genuinely alarmed.