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So you've got a dead snake- now what? Learn a useful skill, and leverage roadkill for fun and profit. A companion to How to Cook a Snake.
This is probably going to be the hard part.Snakes do a fine job keeping the world free of unnecessary rodents; don't kill them unless absolutely neces...
Just like the queen of hearts says.You can use a nice sharp knife, or a pair of kitchen/poultry shears. Just stay away from serrated knives, as they ...
Find the snake's anal vent. This is an opening a couple of inches away from the tail, on the ventral (belly) side of the snake.
Insert your poultry shears (or knife, or hefty scissors) into the snake's anal vent, and cut along the middle of the stomach towards the head. If you...
I was using a (presumed) road-kill snake, so wanted to verify the cause of death. Thankfully, this was easy.Check out the pictures below. You can cl...
Next step: preparing to peel the snake skin off the body. There's quite a bit of connective tissue working against you, as snakes generally like the...
Once you've freed enough skin to act as a handle, put away the knife and do this the easy way. Grip the snake body with one hand, the skin in the oth...
Now you've got a great snake skin! Use it now, or store for later. I was visiting my parents in Indiana, and didn't have time to process the skin bef...
Now you're left with the denuded carcass. Grab the guts, and pull. They're conveniently arranged in a tube along the snake's body, so just rip every...
Wipe the chest cavity out with a paper towel, and give it a rinse if necessary. You've now got a clean, dry snake carcass, ready for use in the recip...
You can basically treat the snake like a small pond fish, or like a piece of chicken- it's a flexible critter.Check out this Instructable to learn how...
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