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Old 07-26-2010, 09:36 PM
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If so how would you prepare it i.e. remove venom sacks or what?
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Cut the head off 2-3 inches from base of it's skull. remove innards. Remove skin. Wrap round stick ---> ROAST!
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all snakes are edible the venom is also digestable so if you wanted to use on say arrow heads ect the meat is still edible
it is nastyl if you have ulsers or cuts in your mouth tho just word of caution
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I did'nt know the venom could be digested
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I did'nt know the venom could be digested
it can kill you like i said if you have any cuts or ulcers so be cautious
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Yes. all snakes are eatable, If there was poison on the snake cooking it would break it down because it's protein based. Cook them especially well a lot of them have worms in the meat.
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Yes. all snakes are eatable, If there was poison on the snake cooking it would break it down because it's protein based. Cook them especially well a lot of them have worms in the meat.
*pales* I think I'll pass, thanks.
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I lived near a moc infested swamp for a few years. Plenty of better critters to eat.
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Tx has mocs too, used to see them sometimes at Slaton lake, not too far out of Lubbock. More of them over by Austin though.

Had snake before, they mostly need a bit of salt and pepper of something. Tend to be bland.
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Yes, ater mocassins, and all other snakes are edible. That just means they won't make you sick, but it don't mean they taste good. All the snakes I've eaten have been pretty tough and stringy. Be sure to cook it well as they do carry parasites.
I recommend avoiding eating the venom sacks, which are in the rear of the head. Just cut off the head, then skin and gut and cook the rest.
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Snake meat with worms in it Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm where do I get some?
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interestingly though, it is difficult to make shoes out of water moccasins.
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Snake meat with worms in it Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm where do I get some?
Most all the meat you eat has worms and or other parasites in it.
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If they taste anything like rattlesnake, boiling them a few minutes before cooking them by some other method takes out a lot of the nasty tasting oils. That's a little trick I picked up here in Texas, where snake is considered good eats. I love a pot of rattlesnake chili!
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Some of the nastiest meat to eat...stinks to start with and parasites common.

Rattlesnake on the other hand is Tasty.
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