______        ______    ____________     __________    _____________
|      \      /      |  /            |   /          |  |             |
|       \    /       | |    _________|  /   ________|  |_________    |
|        \  /        | |   |           |   |                     |   |
|         \/         | |   |           |   |________    _________|   |
|                    | |   |    _____  \________    \  |             |
|      |\    /|      | |   |   |     |          \   |  |_________    |
|      | \  / |      | |   |   |__   |          |   |            |   |
|      |  \/  |      | |   |______|  |  ________|   |   _________|   |
|      |      |      | |             | |            /  |             |
|______|      |______|  \____________/ |___________/   |_____________|
                              
			       -=Food Guide=-

Jeroen Amin (Invisible Assassin)
invisibleassassin (AT) gmail (DOT) com

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Developed by: Konami Computer Entertainment Japan
Published by: Konami


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         Table of Contents
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1.  Version Info
2.  Introduction
3.  Animals
4.  Plants
5.  Misc. Food
6.  Hidden Food
7.  FAQ
8.  Hunting Tips.
9.  Closing



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           Version Info
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November 21, 2004-  Started Food Guide.

November 22, 2004-  Started  responding to feedback. Added Flying Squirrel and
                    Green Snake to list. Also added Milk Snake and Parrot. Woo!
                    A new Tips section for you hunting noobs!

November 23, 2004-  New animals.

November 24, 2004-  Sorted through all 300mb of emails!!! Added some new 
                    animals, and new hunting tips. Sorry if your name wasn't 
                    added, but someone might have beaten you to it. Added some
                    new hunting tips as well.
 
November 25, 2004-  Added Wes' hnting tip and Hornet nest.

November 26, 2004-  Added Maytree's amazing section! Fixed spelling errors.

November 28, 2004-  Decided to drop Maytree's section so that he can make his
                    own guide. It will be up as a reference for him, since I
                    don't want him to go through the trouble of seaching 
                    through 3 pages of message boards.

December 1, 2004-   Removed Maytree's section. Added new questions in FAQs and 
                    new foods.

December 4, 2004-   Added ASCII art! Yay! Updates slowing down right now. But 
                    it will be done soon.

December 13, 2004-  Sorry it's been so long folks, but real life called. Added
                    new section, updated some animals. FINALLY added those 3
                    snakes after 539 emails from people who don't read the
                    intro.

January 4th, 2005-  Sorry for the long delay. Couldn't access my copmuter. Or 
                    my email for that matter. Fixed the difference between 
	            Coral and Milk Snakes, and added Maroon Shark.

January 9th, 2005-  Fixed my double Coral Snake thing. Can't believe I didn't 
                    see that. And I've hopefull finished info of all the food.
                    Added Food List. 

January 19th, 2005- I added the... Survival Knife? It's true. Hit Ctrl+F and 
                    search for it

April 20th, 2005-   I can't believe I didn't update some sections of the guide.

December 28th, 2005-I'm still alive and kicking :O Updated my guide thanks to
                    J Ferrari and his keen eye.



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           Introduction
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Hello, and welcome to my Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (hereby referred to as
MGS3) Food Guide. I will cover all edible items, and if I forget any, or screw 
up on anything, please email me at my address above. I will try to respond 
quickly, but Gmail is known to take a bit longer to receive mail than Hotmail, 
because of it's far superior spam filter. Instead, try adding me to MSN if you 
want a really fast and personalized response. Be assured, you will be credited 
if you add, correct or suggest something worthwhile. If you want to put this 
guide on your site, feel free too, but please send me an email beforehand, so 
that I may give you legal permission.
***SPECIAL REQUEST FOR FISH INFO***

To use this guide:

Name
Initial Taste:     Bad, Fairly tasty, Tasty, Outstanding
Danger Level:      None, Low, Medium, High
Stamina Recovery:  Minimal, Moderate, High, Special
Capture:           Yes, No
                   
Description



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             Animals
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Animals can attack Snake and can be captured live. If you have only the meat of 
an animal, it will rot after some time. If you have an animal captured live, it 
will never rot and you can pull a few neat tricks with it.


Tree Frog
---------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Minimal
Capture:           Yes

A small creature, usually found in grass, caves and swimming at the surface of 
lakes and ponds. Only good for recovering a tiny bit of stamina.


Reticulated Python
------------------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      Low
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

The most common animal in the game. Restores good portion of stamina, and is 
rather easy to catch. Is known to bite in grass. Often found in grass and 
caves.


Giant Anaconda
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Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      Low
Stamina Recovery:  High
Capture:           Yes

The Reticulated Python's bigger brother. It is harder to find and gives some 
more stamina than it's counterpart. Other than that, it is almost the same.


Indian Gavial
-------------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      High
Stamina Recovery:  High
Capture:           No

The best food you can pick up during Virtuous Mission. it is hard to get 
because the Gavial does quite a bit of damage to Snake. It's attack knocks 
Snake down. When Snake gets up, you'll have a few second to get away before it 
repeats it's attack cycle. if you manage to kill one, you will be treated to 
not one piece of meat, but three! Each piece of meat recovers a large amount of
 stamina, capable of keeping you satisfied for ages. You cannot capture the 
Gavial, so don't bother. Your only way is to kill it. You'll find tons near 
swamps and a few lakes. WARNING: Do not come close to a Gavial in the water. If
 it gets a hold of you, you are dead. It is kinda fun to see Snake getting 
shaken around by a Gavial though. Just for fun, throw a grenade at its head
when its mouth is open ;)


Magpie
------
Initial Taste:      Bad
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Low
Capture:           Yes

Really annoying to acquire, it is hardly worth the effort. It tastes bad at 
first, and the stamina recovery is low. If you really want one, you will have 
to know exactly where it is, so that you can shoot it. If you get too close, it 
will fly away. They usually appear in twos, in the grass or in trees.


Rat
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Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Low
Capture:           Yes

The only difference between the Rat and the Magpie is that the Rat is much 
easier to capture and is found in crawlspaces. Good if you want to eat 
something small quickly.


Japanese Flying Squirrel (Thanks to Terror and Semetaire and Scott Holmes)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Low
Capture:           Yes

Okay, I've finally eaten the bugger. It's hard to find at night because it 
blends so well. It tastes bad and gives low stamina. Definitely not worth the
effort. Scott Holmes has given me some excellent info regarding it's location.
"1) The squirrel was in the Dremuchij South area during the Snake Eater
Mission (the area where you begin the Virtuous Mission).
2) After the cutscene with The Boss and her horse, travel South past
the Dremuchij Swampland and into the Dremuchij South area.
3) When you first come out of the scene transition, there is a huge
tree in front of you that is climbable (where you got your backpack
during the Virtuous Mission).
4) I found the squirrel after about one minute in the area when it was
walking over to the next closest tree located Southeast of that
climbable tree. So, towards the bottom right hand side of the tv
screen in 3rd person view."

Apparently, it's also available when you fight the Fear. Thanks Alsark.


Green Tree Python (Thanks to Terror and Blue Hige)
--------------------------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Fairly Tasty
Danger Level:      Low
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

Another snake, just like the others. Except it's found on trees. They're pretty
common throughout the game. Just look on trees. Thermal vision recommended.


King Cobra
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Initial Taste:     Outstanding
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  High
Capture:           Yes

Just like it's cousins, it's easy to catch, tastes good and gives good stamina 
recovery. This one is a bit different though because it gives more of 
everything, but that includes danger. When crawling in the grass, caves or 
vents you will often come across one. If it bites you, it will poison Snake. If
you don't Cure Snake immediately, he will lose health constantly. It isn't 
really a big problem though, so feel free to knife the bugger.


Milk Snake (Thanks to SYNTAXerror)
----------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      Low
Stamina Recovery:  Minimal
Capture:           Yes

Found in the swamp before Ocelot. These are the bastard children of the snake 
family (No, not the clones). These aren't even worth the effort, like the
Treefrogs.

SuperCop says: "The Milk Snake has a more subdued, faded look to the colors on 
its body. Coral snakes are bright, while Milk snakes are more of a 'creamy' 
tone."

Parrot (Thanks to SYNTAXerror)
------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Minimal
Capture:           Yes

Only found during The End battle. You can get it for your collection if you 
want, but once again, not worth the effort. Have fun. On a side note, you'll
need it to get the EZ Gun (on any difficulty but V. Easy), so there are three
locations: -On top of the building in the first area
           -People keep telling me it's at the waterfall later in the game.
           -On the trunk in Sokrovenno South
           -In the trunk in Sokroveno West
           -This is one click. Add them together. Thanks to s w.
            http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v353/
            invisibleassassin/sokrovennosouth-foundparrotextrem.jpg 
           

European Rabbit
---------------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

Found commonly later in the game, especially the area where The End is. This
cute little thing is easy to find, hunt and digest. It tastes good and gives
fairly good stamina. And when you kill it, it drops serum.


Kenyan Mangrove Crab (Thanks to Terror and Semetaire)
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Initial Taste:     Fairly Tasty
Danger Level:      Low
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

Your average crab, it can be found in caves and water. It tastes pretty good,
like all crabs, but gives fairly low stamina recovery. It also can hurt you if
you get too close by pinching you with it's claws. it doesn't do much damage, 
and I've never even be pinched by one. You must really have to suck to get hurt
by one of these.


Vampire Bat (Thanks to IAmBeeflog)
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Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Minimal
Capture:           Yes
 
Generally found in caves, or any other small, dank, dark, dirty places crawling
with insects (read:caves). They taste bad and give craptastic stamina. Don't
even bother. However, they will attack you and since they travel in large
groups, it's best to be careful. (Thanks J Ferrari)
 

Bigeye Trevally (Thanks to IAmBeeflog)
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Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Minimal
Capture:           No
 
Hey, a fish! Usually found in water, especially shallow water, kinfe it, kick 
it, shoot it, you'll get it. It's not one of the better fish, but it helps for
your collection of eaten meats. Now, like all fish, it rots quickly. Eat fast.


Markhor
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Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      Low
Stamina Recovery:  High
Capture:           No

A goat! More interestingly enough Para-medic says "markhor" means "snake eater"
Only natural it would be here. It only appears when it's raining or at night.
It's too big to be captured, so kill it. It drops not one, but 2 packs of meat.
Woo! It's on par with the Gavial, only because the Markhor doesn't fight back.
Actually, it kicks you if you get too close (Thanks to Kidney05)


The White-Rumped Vulture (Thanks to Wingfield)
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Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      Low
Stamina Recovery:  High
Capture:           No

It's a large bird of prey that feasts on dead carcasses. It's like a flying
cockroach! It's first found at the mountain, and it isn't hard to miss. If you
really want one, kill a few guards. Eventually, they'll come swooping down to
have a feast. You can't capture them, but when you kill one, it drops two 
pieces, not one. If you interrogate the guards, one tells you that a vulture 
that just feasted on flesh has something special...


Poison Dart Frog (Thanks to dementia1029)
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Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Special (Posion)
Capture:           Yes

It's just like the Treefrog. Except it's more colourful and poisons you! Joy!
Just throw it at enemies, unless you like being posioned. I you do, then I
also recommend the Lysol in your bathroom.


Sunda Whistling-Thrush
----------------------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

Found early in the game in Rassvet, this will be the best bird you'll hunt in a
LONG time. I suggest stocking them up in cages. They taste good and recover a
decent level of stamina.


Cobalt Blue Tarantula (Thanks to Lecacy Dude)
---------------------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Minimum
Capture:           Yes

It's so small, that it almost goes unnoticed. That is, until it stings you. It
stings you quickly and it will poison you so that your health constantly 
degenerates. Don't even bother, unless you like throwing animals at guards.
Found on the mountain and indoors.


Emporer Scorpion
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Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Minimum
Capture:           Yes

Exactly like the Blue Spider.


Thai Cobra (Thanks to xboxrocks1027)
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Initial Taste:     Fairly Tasty
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

Just like the other snakes, but this one will bite you out in the open, and is 
rather easy to see unlike the King Cobra. Worth the effort of capture, feel 
free to obtain one. In the area you find them, you might need them sine the air
is rather thin thousands of feet up...


Arowana
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Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           No

The biggest fish in the game. According to Para-medic, it also hasn't change 
physical appearance for millions of years. It tastes good and replenishes good
stamina. Worth picking up in the caves.


Coral Snake (Thanks to James Dunlop)
------------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

This snake looks exactly like the milk sanke. There are only two ways to tell 
them apart. Eat it, or guage their reactions. The Coral Snake tends to bite
without hesitation, while the Milk Snake will leave you waiting. Beware this
snake's bite, since it will poison you. Usually found in deserts and swamps.

Tom Mazzafaro says: 
"Obviously, this regards to snakes' coloration.  And
look closely, because it does indeed apply to these
two snakes.  With the coral snake the black stripe is
surrounded by yellow stripes, which touch the red
stripes, and vice versa with the milk snake.  I also
found it interesting that Para-Medic did not tell
Snake about this difference.  But anyway, just thought
you should know."


Maroon Shark (Thanks to Yuri Prime)
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Initial Taste:     Fairly Tasty
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

Another large fish. Feel free to capture, and eat. I'm pretty sure you can 
capture it. Beware, though; it's a fish, so it will rot easily.


Taiwanese Snake (Thanks to James Dunlop)
----------------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

Another of the snakes. It's like all the others and almost exactly like the 
Thai Snake. It will posion you if it bites you, though, so be careful.


Red Avadavat
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Initial Taste:     Bad
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Low
Capture:           Yes

Another bird. Nothing special. It's the same as the others. It gives less 
stamina, so you might want to skip it, unless you're going for the Markhor 
rank.


Otton Frog (Thanks to Jen Lainheart)
-----------------------------------
Intitial Taste:    Good
Danger level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate
Capture:           Yes

The biggest and best frog in the game. You can find it in the first area you 
start in during Operation Snake Eater. It's worth the effort, and lasts a long
time.


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             Plants
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Unlike animals, plants do not fight back, and the cannot be captured, so only 
the two basics will be included in the summary.

Russian Oyster Mushroom
-----------------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Stamina Recovery:  Low

Can be found at logs, or tree trunks. It maintains a black appearance. It does
not taste too good, but does quite a bit of stamina recovery for its size.


Siberian Ink Cap
----------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Stamina Recovery:  Low

The cousin of the Russian Oyster Mushroom, it can be found on logs and tree 
trunks as well, but it tastes slightly better.

Golova
------
Initial Taste:     Outstanding
Stamina Recovery:  Excellent

A fruit, obviously found in trees. It tastes good, like most fruit and give a 
decent stamina increase. You can probably head out to your nearest grocery 
store and buy a mango, all you cosplayers out there.


Russian Glowcap
---------------
Initial Taste:     Fairly Tasty
Stamina Recovery:  Special (Recharges battery!)

This is an odd one. A mushroom that glows in the dark and recharges your 
battery. Contact Para-medic after eating one for the first time, for a very 
humourous conversation.


Yobloko Moloko
--------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Stamina Recovery:  Minimal

The other common fruit in the game, this one is nothing like the Golova. The
only similarity it has to the Golova is that they're round. And are fruits.
Not worth the ammo to knock down.


Spatsa
------
Initial Taste:     Fairly Tasty
Stamina Recovery:  Special (Puts eater to sleep)

Need a nap? Take one of these. Snake will heal some stamina, since he is really
not moving and is regenerating stamina. Although, you should be warned; do not
eat one around a guard. Snake will snore, guard gets alerted, Snake dies in 
sleep. Get it? Use on Eva for fun. Good fun ;)


Vine Melon
----------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate

A large plant that snake can eat. It's a melon, so naturally, it will taste 
good. It gives some good stamina too, so it's worth hunting for.


Fly Allargic
------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Stamina Recovery:  Low

Bad! Bad! This mushroom tastes bad,gives low stamina AND posions you! Only good
for the EZ Gun collecting and poisoning guards. Other than that, avoid at all
costs.


Ural Luminescent
----------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Stamina Recovery:  Low

Unlike the name suggests, it won't recharge your batteries. It actually poisons
you contrary to what Para-medic says. Have fun.


Baikal Mushroom
---------------
Initial Taste:     Fairly Tasty
Stamina Recovery:  Special (Scaly Cap Antidote)

Tastes pretty good for a mushroom and has a bonus healing feature. Joy!


Russian False Mango
-------------------
Initial Taste:     Tasty
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate

It's like a mango, but it isn't, as its name suggests. It's a good fruit to 
carry around, especially since it doesn't rot easily. It gives a fair bit of
stamina too.



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This is the stuff that isn’t from the jungle organically, or doesn't really fit
in.


Calorie Mate
------------
Initial Taste:     Outstanding
Stamina Recovery:  Large

You start off Virtuous Mission and Snake Eater with it, and can find a few more
 during the missions. This is the ultimate food. It gives tons of stamina, 
tastes excellent and will keep you satisfied for a long, long time.

Instant Noodles
---------------
Initial Taste:     Outstanding
Stamina Recovery:  Large

Considered a technological marvel in the 1960's. It's cheap, easy to cook, 
healthy and delicious. It is among the ranks of the Calorie Mate for the 
ultimate food.

Russian Ration
--------------
Initial Taste:     Bad
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate

Russian-issue rations, given to its soldiers. It is reputed to tastes 
extremely bad, but is very healthy, recovers a lot of stamina and will never 
spoil.


Baltic Hornet's Nest (Thanks to MetalGearManiac)
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Initial Taste:     Outstanding
Danger Level:      Medium
Stamina Recovery:  Moderate

This isn't a plant, nor is it an animal. So it goes here. Para-medic describes
it as the "perfect food" for survival, since it has many nutrients, tastes good
because of the honey and is commonly found. This is also one of the more 
dangerous things to hunt though, since when you knock it down, a horde of wasps
will come at you and keep attacking, and will take out a chunk of your help.
Hmm... that Hornet's Nest above that guard's head looks tempting. Maybe you 
should knock it down?



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           Hidden Food
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Snake Liquid/Solid/Solidus
--------------------------
Initial Taste:     Outstanding
Danger Level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  Special (FULL BAR!)
Capture:           Yes

Thanks to a ton of people who don't read the intro, I've added the Big Three.
They're all silvery-white snakes that give amazing amounts of stamina and taste
most excellent. And if you didn't notice, they're aptly named.


Tsuchinoko (Thanks to Edward Kong, who proved existence of it 2 weeks ago)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
Initial Taste:     Outstanding
Danger level:      None
Stamina Recovery:  High
Capture:           YES!

Edward Kong, the first person to find this snake, over two weeks ago. At the 
time I'm writing this, the MGS gaming world just started noticing 3 days ago.

Read his experience: "I can now confirmed that Tsuchinoko does exist in the 
game and I have managed to capture one alive.

Although Para-medic did mention a few time(you have to keep on calling
her on the radio, while in the jungle and she will tells you this
mysterious suppose to be lengendary snake) even before you battle with
"The End"

Here is how i caught one alive. It happened after "The End" battle. I
use my Sonar to ping all the animals location and kills all the animals
in that area map. But soon you will realize that there is a blip in your
sonar, but when you try to move on the location, you wouldn't see any
life form(I suspected it was kinda invicible), but your sonar tells you
that there is something hidden there.

I then walked to the sonar contact location(stand on the same spot as
that dot) and put some mouse traps on the same spot(the time i did, I
put 6 mouse traps around it).

Then, I backtracked to Sokrevenno South then re-enter
Sokrevenno North, then I heard my mouse traps had make a sounds.
Moving to the location and found out that one of my mouse traps had
successfully captured one Alive !

Upon opening "Survival View", I can see that "Tsuchinoko" seems to be
eatable and gave you great healing on stamina."

So, it is a small snake, that is undetectable by radar, thermal goggles and
anything of the sort. Your only way to capture it so far is to set mousetraps.
If you keep it until the end of the game ALIVE, you will unlock the Infinity
Face Paint *cue angelic singing*. And don't worry if Eva lets it go at the 
waterfall. Just go back and pick it up. It is found in the Fear's area and
there are reports of it in the End's area. Some people report it in Dremuchij 
South.



Survival Knife
--------------
Initial Taste:     ??? (I'm sure it tastes like blood)
Danger Level:      ??? (I'm also sure knife eating isn't dangerous)
Stamina Recovery:  ??? (Wouldn't this tear apart your insides?)
Capture:           ??? (Is it possible to tranq a knife?)

That's right. Survival Knife. Picture here: http://www.dxdec.net/bug.jpg   



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           Food List
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Code         |   Food
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R.Bat        | Vampire Bat 
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R.Bird A     |Parrot   
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R.Bird B     |White-Rumped Vulture  
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R.Bird C     |Red Avadavat 
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R.Bird D     |Magpie   
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R.Bird E     |Sunda Whistling Thrush
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B Nest       |Baltic Hornet's Nest   
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R.Crab       |Kenyan Mangrove Crab 
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C Mate       |Calorie Mate  
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R.Fish A     |Bigeye Trevally   
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R.Fish B     |Maroon Shark 
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R.Fish C     |Arowana 
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R.Frog A     |Otton Frog 
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R.Frog B     |Tree Frog 
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R.Frog C     |Dart Frog  
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R.Fruit A    |Yabloko Moloko   
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R.Fruit B    |Russian False Mango  
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R.Fruit C    |Golova 
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R.Gavial     |Indian Gavial
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R.Markhor    |Markhor  
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R.Mushroom A |Russian Oyster   
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R.Mushroom B |Ural Luminescent 
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R.Mushroom C |Siberian Ink Cap 
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R.Mushroom D |Fly Agaric
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R.Mushroom E |Russian Glow Cap
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R.Mushroom F | Spatsa 
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R.Mushroom G | Baikal 
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Noodles      |Instant Noodles
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R.Rabbit     |European Rabbit
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R.Rat        |Rat 
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Ration       |Russian Ration  
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R.Scorpion   |Emperor Scorpion
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R.Snake A    |King Cobra   
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R.Snake B    |Taiwanese Cobra
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R.Snake C    |Thai Cobra 
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R.Snake D    |Coral Snake  
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R.Snake E    |Milk Snake   
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R.Snake F    |Green Tree Python  
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R.Snake G    |Giant Anaconda
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R.Snake H    |Reticulated Python
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R.Snake I    |Snake Liquid   
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R.Snake J    |Snake Solid 
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R.Snake K    |Snake Solidus
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R.Spider     |Cobalt Blue Tarantula
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R.Squirrel   |Japanese Flying Squirrel   
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R.Tsuchinoko |Tsuchinoko   
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R.Vegetable  |Vine Melon 
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               FAQ
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Q: Why "Initial Taste", not "Taste"?

A: Like you, or me, Snake's palette changes over time. He will grow accustomed 
to some food, or start o hate a food he once loved. Initial Taste is what it 
tastes like at first.

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Q: Where can I get more info about the food?

A: Para-medic is extremely helpful when it comes to background information and 
origins of food. And it's always worth it just to see how she and Snake 
interact.

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Q: You forgot something! OR That's not right!

A: And that's not a question, but contact me about it, and I will be happy to 
address it.

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Q: Every time I try to capture the Gavial, it wakes up. WTF?

A: Like it says above, you cannot capture it. It is too large to carry, so it 
wakes up on you.

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Q: Why can't we eat the dogs? We can eat other strange creatures.

A: Well, I don't really know. But there are many explanations for that, so 
pick one. My favourite is that because they were trained harshly to become 
guard dogs, their meat really isn't very good, and Snake knows this. 

Michael Duong says: "If you call Para-Medic when you get to the outside of 
Gorki Labs with the dog there, she and Snake has a convo where she forbids him 
to eat dogs or something, and Snake says "I'm fond of huskies myself"
(Reference to Solid Snake's fondness for dogsledding?) That's prob why
he doesn't eat the dogs."

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Q: How come some animals are giving me more stamina than before?

A: Along with taste, stamina improves as well. So feast on frogs early in the 
game. Then capture tons of frogs later and they'll give tons of stamina.

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Q: You didn't include Snake Solid/Solidus/Liquid!

A: They're being put on last, because they rock. 
   *UPDATE* They're on now. Shut up.

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Q: What do you get for eating all the food?

A: You get the EZ Gun, unless you're playing on V. Easy mode.

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Q: What does the "R." mean when collecting food?

A: It means "raw". That's why only plants and animals have it, not the Calorie
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First off, how to find animals. It isn't until later on in the game, you will
get items to help you hunt, so you will have to rely on your eyes and ears for 
a while. Look at that patch of grass. No, the one farther to the left. You 
other left. Yeah. See that rustling? You're not causing that russling are you?
Exactly, you're not. So that means there's an animal. Dive in there and find
it.

Okay, you've found it. Now what? Well, you can shoot it with a bullet to kill 
it and get its meat. Or you could tranq it and collect it whole, so it will 
never rot. Ever. Or you could always use the knife, which is much faster. Just
crouch and hit Square. Simple, no? If you're feeling too lazy to pull out your
knife, just punch-punch-kick the animal. It's faster than pulling out your 
knife, but also less effective. If it's a very dangerous animal, such as the 
Indian Gavial, I recommend shooting it. If you know what you're doing, go for 
the knife.

Now, for plants, it's easier since they don't move. It's harder to see though.
Luckily, there are mushrooms on some trees. It won't take long. The problem is
finding mushrooms that won't give any negative effects and give a large stamina
boost, while maintaining a smooth flavour.

Now, once you get the Thermal Vision Goggles, hunting will be 10x easier. Now,
just equip it, and you can see everything that can be collected in white
contrast. See that white circle? That's a mushroom. You would have NEVER seen
that without the NVG if you were just strolling by. There will also be some
well hidden plants that restore medical supplies.

Happy hunting!


Eiji Koden says: "the motion detector does wonders for finding creatures in 
your vicinity. A better bet might be the Thermals or NVG, but if you're in the 
prone position crawling around and you can't see any in front of you with the
goggles on, the motion detector can lead you to a rat, frog or snake. Same 
thing can be said about the sonar."

Wes Hilton says: "Here's a tip for hunting the indian gavial, tranq it then 
knife it, it won't wake up unless you step on it."
wake up unless you step on it."

AlanS says: "The flying squirrel can be found in the trap-laden area after the 
wherehouse, where you later fight The Fear; obviously flying from tree to 
tree."

Michael Duong says: "Grenades are amazing for hunting fish.
You can usually catch the Magpies and the such with your survival knife. Just 
slash like crazy once you scare them up."

James Dunlop says: "Also a tip for taking out Indian Gavials, if you approach 
from the side, where it's body is, it won't lash you with it's tail or bite
you, then if you crouch and stab with the knife toward the back of it's head it
should die in one hit, easy food"

jordy says: "red to yellow will kill a fellow..... red to black has a venom 
lack.... therefore if red touches yellow then it is a coral snake and if red 
touches black it is a king snake :)"

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Thanks to:

Konami for making this game
Hideo Kojima for not giving a damn what others think
The True Hero for previewing this guide
Zeroc for all his corrections. Woo!
GameFAQs for hosting this guide
All the people for contributing. I might have had to edit some parts, but they 
are generally unchanged.

People who can use this guide thus far:

GameFAQs.com
Gamespot.com
IGN.com
supercheats.com
wogaming.com
gamerhelp.com
MetalGearSource.com
http://metalgearsolid3uk.entertainment-iuk.com

This guide is Copyright (2004) to Invisible Assassin
You have permission to print this guide as long as credit is given to me. 
Do not plagiarize please. I have worked hard on this guide and I would not 
like it to be passed off as somebody else's.

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