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    What's the best kind of Snake Meat you've eaten? There are so many types of snakes all over the world, I'm interested in what the members have eaten and liked, and which one they liked the best. I've eaten Boas, Rattlers and Cobras. I like Rattlers the best.
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    I can't wait to see how Ken and Rick answer this for each other...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teotwawki View Post
    I can't wait to see how Ken and Rick answer this for each other...
    I've only tried Rattler. Loved it!

    On the other hand, from what I am told, Rick has eaten every type of snake he could get his hands on. He is living proof of the saying, "You are what you eat." Rick also gorges himself on turkey, mule, donkey, blowfish, peacock, horse butt, rooster, .......

    (And I can list more examples of Rick's diet, but I tried to be kind here. So don't go stealing my ideas AGAIN, Rick. )

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    I've got a lot of copperhead around my house. I'd be willing to try one, but usually my neighbor finds them first and blows them in to many, many, tiny pieces...

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    I've never eaten snake meat but I have eaten gator and turtle. Don't care so much for gator but turtle is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teotwawki View Post
    Don't care so much for gator but turtle is very good.
    I love gator tail meat! It needs to be prepared right. Take the piece you have and pound it (tenderizing), then cut into small cubes, then spice and bread it, fry it at a medium heat.... Yummy! Or use it in a stew, Pound, cube and spice, then flower it, sloowww cook the stew with mushrooms, veggies and potatoes. Oh I just drooled on the keyboard....
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    rattlesnake deep fryed or baked i havent tryed any other snake but i would be willing

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    snake is snake they all taste like chicken to me.
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    i'll have to ask my wife... seriously only had rattleheaded copper mocisan seems a little rubbery to me wonder about cobra, but wouldn't think it would be much different
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    There's actually a thread on this:

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...t=eating+snake

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    goes back to robbing the pet store ...just get a python large one feed twenty people or so
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    thanks for the links....and the recipes.

    caught the first snake of summer in our yard yesterday a 2ft long rat snake
    slender little thing its head was about as wide as my thumb. unfortunately there wasnt a camera available. after i showed it to the kids i carried it a mile or so doen the road and turned it loose at the edge of some woods
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    Rattle snake was OK but I really like sea eel.
    Have also tried fresh water lamprey...yech.

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    I've eaten Rattle snake, Boa and Bushmaster. I consider snake as survival food nothing more. When I lived outside I killed every poisonous snake I found.

    I hate snakes!!!
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    I take it you like rats, mice and frogs, then? They help keep them in check.

    Good for you DJ, glad you turned him loose.

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    Water Snake and Black Rat Snakes

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    So for you guys that have actually done this, what's your method?

    I would assume:

    1. cut off the head
    2. skin it
    3. skewer it
    4. roast it

    pretty basic, but am I missing anything?

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    Well, yeah. You left out eat it.

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    I skin it and cut the snake in segments, since hear at the lake the snakes get up to 5 feet. Then I boil them at my house or grill them. I keep the skin though, let the ants pick the flesh underneath to help, and then lay it in the sun stretched with small pegs. I use it for backings for my bow. Oh with the cutting the head part I obviously do that to. I think the rule is 2 inches below the neck (cut at that point) for a poisonous snake, but iv'e never killed a poisonous snake before.

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    Oh I use the intestines to make fairly decent cordage, the rest is Bluegill bait. Time to bowfish!! ( of course i gut it, left that part out).

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