Tanning Snake Skin and Cooking Snake Meat

If you find yourself occasionally having to kill and dispose of rattlesnakes, why not learn a bit about tanning snake skin and cooking snake meat?



069 tanning snake skin 6 snake skin hatband
After tanning snake skin, you can transform it into decorative accessories such as a hatband.
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069 tanning snake skin - chicken fried snake
If you're interested in cooking snake meat, consider this mouthwatering meal of "chicken-fried snake."
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069 tanning snake skin 3 cut off the rattles
Cut through the tail at the rattles.
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069 tanning snake skin 4 filet the meat
Fillet the meat as you would a fish.
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069 tanning snake skin 1 lay out snake
Start with a properly dead, headless diamondback.
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069 tanning snake skin 2 strip off skin
Carefully strip off the skin.
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069 tanning snake skin 5 salting the skin
Salt and pepper the hide for drying.
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