Neighbours helped us skin the 3.5 ft snake and remove the entrails which we poked and prodded at, surprised to find the heart beating even near an hour after being killed.
It beat until it was completely removed from the rest of the entrails. You can see that in this following video (gross to some, be forewarned). And you’ll notice in the upper right side is a brown blob…..a partially digested mouse with detached tail. The snake didn’t smell until the mouse popped out, literally.
It might sound gross, the whole process of handling the dead writhing snake but it was absolutely fascinating, even for those of us normally very uncomfortable around snakes.
We stretched the skin so Mitchell can make some leather work out of it. Not sure what….maybe a belt; Frank gave him a Captian Morgan buckle.
Not sure if the little wormy things inside the snake were a type of parasite, or little snakes. Gross, but Mitchell washed them out down at the sea. It’s now chilling to eat another day.
You can read part 1 here
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