June 11, 2018 Subject:
Why do they call it that, anyway? It’s venom. And it’s sad, the way it’s done for real. I’ve seen it with my own eyes. In Sweetwater, Texas, at the Rattlesnake Roundup. It was set up like some kind of rodeo. Except for reptiles. It was one long, circular conveyer belt of Snake Slaughter. They wrangled ‘em, dangled them on a long stick thing, slapped them down, whacked off their heads, chopped ‘em up, cooked them up, served them up, (tastes like chicken!), skinned them, and sold their parts, like an auto chop shop, but on a smaller... scale.
At some point in this morbid process, they were milked. The farmer guy took a live snake, and pressed it’s head onto the edge of a glass, forcing the venom to come out. Then, off with it’s head. I wonder to this day what the venom was/is used for. I know about medicinal stuff, and anti-venom stuff, but I don’t think those farmer guys were heavily invested in any sort of medical community. Maybe they drank it? Like, in shots?
Anyway, poor snakes. They can’t help it if they’re creepy slithering lowly scary creatures.