Sunday, April 18, 2010

Just when I was starting to feel civilized …

Living in a camping trailer for over two years seriously challenged my sense of “civility” – I remember going to people’s homes and noticing a difference in my camper lifestyle and the rest of y’all :)

So, now that we are living in the house, I am starting to feel “normal” again. I am not wearing work clothes My to-do list is becoming a little more routine (laundry, homeschool, etc). I was feeling civilized until … John killed a rattlesnake in our back”yard” and then decided to eat it. So much for civilization :) Call me crazy, but I simply don’t recall ever seeing “kill rattlesnake” or “eat rattlesnake” on our to-do list before!


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After looking online for a recipe, John breaded the snake and then pan-fried it in olive oil over the grill. (I was very glad that he agreed to cook it outside).


Ready for the first bite …

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Here we go … hmmm, not bad. Want to try it?

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Sure! Hadden liked it and asked for more! (Savannah decided to pass)

I even tried a tiny piece and it actually wasn’t bad. Tastes like chicken …

John’s conclusion: a lot of work for a little amount of meat. “I could eat it once a year”


  1. I have eaten rattlesnake before - when I was very young. It is not something I would eat on a regular basis, but it does taste kind of like chicken from what I remember.....

    Of course, I grew up in the country!!!! lol

  2. I have had rattlesnake before. We were on a youth group canoe trip and we ran into one. The guys killed it and cooked it up. It wasn't bad! I thought it tasted like chicken too.

  3. Oh my goodness...I think my jaw was dropped for the majority of your post...and it wasn't because I wanted to taste a bite of the snake! EWH!!! Wow...You and Hadden are definitely're really going to start scaring me if you start eating spiders...LOL...

  4. Wow, you guys are brave! However... I must admit, I would try it too. I'm just not sure I could get up the gumption to actually cook it.

  5. Wow what a brave bunch! Not something I have on my to-do list either!!


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