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Viral Video: Dead Rattlesnake Uncoils on Barbecue Grill, Shocking Hunters

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Some say it’s bad luck to kill a rattlesnake. Others say it’s best to take no chances on the danger of being bitten. Still more say luck and danger don’t have matter, nor does it make a difference whether the snake was killed in self-defense or by a truck tire… they’re going to eat it. Texas hunters are known to be in the sport to eat what they kill. We’re unsure how the snake died in Rick Nolan’s video share on Facebook. His video shows the coiled body of a dead rattlesnake on the barbecue, then it begins to uncoil like a zombie rattler as it hits the flame. It’s truly an amazing, hair-raising video. The page views quickly shot through the roof, with over 4 million people hearing the words, “Surely he’s dead by now!”

Viral Video: Dead Rattlesnake Uncoils on Barbecue Grill, Shocking Hunters

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Most often, given the proper timing and tools, the rattlesnake is skinned, cleaned, and its meat is extracted from bones as best as possible prior to cooking and serving it. Eating it has been described as akin to eating a bony fish. Many cut the meat into smaller pieces, unlike how it was cooked in Rick Nolan’s video seen here. However, even prior to that, absolute caution is necessary when dealing with dead and even decapitated rattlesnakes. A prick from their fangs can still result in an injection of venom. Using long implements at your disposal, their head must be lopped off and, still using these implements, pushed far enough away before you begin to handle the body.

Viral Video: Dead Rattlesnake Uncoils on Barbecue Grill, Shocking Hunters

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Following the proper cleaning and preparation, one can soak them in salt water, or marinate, season, and even bread the rattlesnake meat. Some find it tough, and others have used the familiar saying, “It tastes like chicken,” when describing their meal. Many say it’s plain but not entirely tasteless. Rattlesnakes appear to be an acquired taste, just like whether you’re able to tolerate them alive or not. Realtree (the outdoor lifestyle brand) has provided their recipe for deep-fried spicy rattlesnake at the link available here. Can you stomach the idea of eating rattlesnake meat? Many folks can’t even handle the sight of the dead rattlesnake uncoiling on the grill in this viral video!