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Old 10-16-2010, 12:24 PM
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I've never eaten snake before but it looks pretty damn good.I was just curious what is good and what to stay away from,or is it just a size factor?
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If it has come down to eating snake, I'm not sure you're gonna pass any up!

I bet BikerDruid has some info on this. If only we could invoke him.
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You can eat all of them....
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You can eat all of them....
Just don't get bit by the poisonous ones, before you eat them.
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Here in VT. We only have Garter Snakes, Red Belly Snakes, and alledgedly Timber Rattlers though I've never seen on or met anyone who has. I ate a Garter Snake, and it tasted Nasty. I want to try Rattlesnake and others as I hear they are good, but I'm never leaving the State again, so, unless it's true about the Timber Rattlers, I'll likely never eat Snake again.
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All snakes are edible but not all snakes are palatable.
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If it has come down to eating snake, I'm not sure you're gonna pass any up!

I bet BikerDruid has some info on this. If only we could invoke him.
Now that just isn't right.
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All snakes are edible but not all snakes are palatable.
I think that is what he's asking, which ones are most palatable with regard to species, age, environment, etcetera.
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Diamond-backs taste similar to chicken, but then so does a possum and armadillo from what Ive been told... So what does chicken taste like??

I have never had any other but I would expect they would have different tastes according to where theyre from. For example, moccasins and water snakes would probably be ok since their diet consists of live animals and frogs.

Garter snakes and other small 'grass' snakes probably arent too tasty since their diet is strictly insects. Besides, theres not too much meat on their bones, of course I couldnt imagine anything living on bugs to get very 'plump'.
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We killed and ate a couple of water moccasins a month ago. Not too bad grilled over an open flame.

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I probubly should have been more specific about what we have in my neck of the woods,I knida like to be a little vague in case someone else could maby get some info too other areas,climates etc.In my area Eastern KY about the only eating size snakes are copperheads,cottenmouth,blacksnakes,and rattlesnakes,thats all I can think of off the top of my head.Plus Is there a better way of cleaning and preparing them.
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I probubly should have been more specific about what we have in my neck of the woods,I knida like to be a little vague in case someone else could maby get some info too other areas,climates etc.In my area Eastern KY about the only eating size snakes are copperheads,cottenmouth,blacksnakes,and rattlesnakes,thats all I can think of off the top of my head.Plus Is there a better way of cleaning and preparing them.
They arent like a cat, aint that many ways of cleaning one.
Cut off the head to avoid accidental 'bites' and tainting meat with poison glands. Cut down the belly without going too deep and cutting into organs (taints the meat also just like all animals). Pull skin off and remove the innards. Cook and "Bon apetit' ".
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I probubly should have been more specific about what we have in my neck of the woods,I knida like to be a little vague in case someone else could maby get some info too other areas,climates etc.In my area Eastern KY about the only eating size snakes are copperheads,cottenmouth,blacksnakes,and rattlesnakes,thats all I can think of off the top of my head.Plus Is there a better way of cleaning and preparing them.
copper head and rattle snakes are pretty good I dont eat black snakes as there non poisonus and keep the rodents down these recipies are good for both

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1 rattlesnake
1 recipe thin cream sauce
1/4 lb. fresh mushrooms, sliced
2 limes, sliced thin
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. white pepper
1 tsp. rosemary

Skin the snake; dress and wash in cold water. Cut into 3-inch sections and place in a large baking dish. Cover with cream sauce and add the mushrooms, limes, basil, pepper, and rosemary. Cover tightly.
Bake in 300 degree oven for 1 hour or until done. One large can of sliced mushrooms may be substituted for fresh mushrooms.
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2 1/2 lb. cleaned rattlesnakes
1/4 c. yellow corn meal
1/4 c. cooking oil
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Salt and pepper rattlesnake. Roll in corn meal and lay on wax paper. Pan fry in oil until brown on both sides. Serve with barbeque or tartar sauce.
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I'll let you guys know very soon how Okinawan Habu snake tastes...
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All snakes are safe to eat. Just be careful with the poisonous ones. The heads can still bite, even after being severed from the body. I cut them off and bury them immediately.

Rattlesnakes are particularly good eating, as snakes go anyway. I learned that if you parboil them for a couple minutes before using in your recipe, it takes away some of the snake oil and makes it taste a lot better.
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The only snake I've killed and eaten was a Copperhead. I have been told that they are among the worst to eat. They truly do have a bad smell, sort of coppery. They are tough and chewy. I've heard that rattler is good. A lot has to do with how you prepare it.
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all the snakes are safe to eat, no matter what kind it is. you cut the head clean the entrails and all the things left are ok to eat , i am from china ,snake actually is a kind of food here. i had ate about 4-5 kinds of snakes, it is nice if you know how to cook it
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All snakes are safe to eat, but only a really big one is worth the effort. They have an insane amount of little rib bones that take forever to pick meat out of. Unless you find a really big rattler or happen to run across a lost pet python or boa, then it just isn't worth it.
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Ive eaten Rattlesnakes.

Just make sure to cut the head off and cut far enough back to make sure you don't eat the sac that contains the venom.

Timber rattlesnakes are some of the largest snakes you will find short of going to the everglades in Florida maybe. They are pretty common in neighboring counties and on a good day you can kill 5 or 6 of them, weighing 100 pounds or more.

Ive always fried mine. They taste like.....chicken.
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