rattlesnake meat

rattlesnake meat,

n a Mexican folk remedy available in pill, powder, or capsule form; believed to treat a variety of medical conditions. Since rattlesnake is known as a source of
Salmonella Arizona, its use has been associated with severe systemic infections. Used primarily in El Salvador, Mexico, and the southwestern region of the United States. Also called
vibora de cascabel, carne de vibora, and
pulvo de vibora.
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He gave the example of a woman who thought the tidbit she ate at an elegant dinner party was "absolutely divine," until she found out she had just consumed a bit of rattlesnake meat.
One psychologist who takes etiquette classes for business travellers said, 'I've tried rattlesnake meat, fried crickets and barbecued scorpions and have lived to tell it.
In any case, having pushed the inexperienced couple to accept increasing risks in trade for spectacular views, twice-bitten Henry gets delirious and dies, while the spooked mules beat a hasty retreat, leaving Lori and Nick to consider munching rattlesnake meat as they wander the craggy landscape in circles and, alas, discuss their dreams of canyon pizza delivery in cringe-inducing detail.