posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:56 PM
reply to post by ofhumandescent
I won't eat rattler unless it is done by someone who knows what they are doing. Good way to die if you mess it up. But yeah, i have had it. My town
has a rather large rattlesnake roundup, and just under an hours drive is Sweetwater, with the world largest.
They seem barbaric, but if you didn't do them you would have animals and humans being bitten in epic numbers. And most antivenin is gotten during
these roundups. Regardless, it smells bad so i never go.
I have had gator once at a place called Tunks, in Alexandria, LA. Love that restaurant. The gator wasn't bad. Greasy, tasted just like skinless
boneless chicken thigh.
there is nothing to fear from the scorpions, rattlers, and tarantulas if you just show them the respect and courtesy deserving of one of Gods
creatures. Although i understand being afraid of them, and don't begrudge anyone for that.
ETA: the rule in our house is you do not kill what you won't eat. This keeps my son from shooting sparrows with his airsoft gun (his airsoft guns
will kill small animals, and are fully automatic). But when it comes to bugs and rattlers, or any other animal threatening our safety, that rule is
put aside. I just respect life and do not believe in killing for sport..hence that rule.
edit on 20-6-2011 by bigfatfurrytexan because: (no