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I worked in the snake pits of a zoo while in high school and later worked with snakes in the service. Most people who eat snakes prefer larger ones which can be butchered by removing the "rib eye" tenderloin along the spine which will be without bones. It will separate by being pulled away from the spine, usually intact. The balance of the carcass will be exceptionally boney and probably best used for fodder for the crawfish ponds. The skins dry easily and make nice belts or hat bands. If I had to eat the rest for calcium and survival, I would boil it in a stew and soften the bones if it were a large one. Small ones would not be a problem.. Just like chicken nuggets.

Authored by Jack.
Graphics by Michel.