Every time we go “downrange” (out to the field for training exercises) we basically get the same safety briefing each time. There are many variants, and usually something is added to address local environmental situations, but it is more or less the same basic things: hydrate, watch out for each other, check for ticks, and so on.
One thing that is always added is some form of “don’t play with the wildlife”. It could be phrased as “interact with” or “antagonize” or other words, but they don’t want soldiers to be doing things involving wild animals. We all know how warnings are: we would not be getting these warnings if someone hadn’t gone and done something crazy.
In this case, I think I know what they are talking about: when you get into a really good game, and you just want to stay up for a few more minutes, and the next thing you know it’s well past midnight and you have to be up early. That must be what they’re talking about, right?
Anyhow, just a short one today. Have fun, summer is coming, hydrate, and don’t get drawn into an all-nighter with the wild animals if you have to work or go to school tomorrow.