Snakes and Rats as Survival Foods

What are the common reactions when seeing rats and snakes? Most people are afraid of snakes. Many snakes are poisonous with varying degree of potency. Few species can kill in matter of seconds. Only few individuals are brave enough to hunt, kill or take care of them.

On the other hand, rats are considered dirty. The carrier of the popular disease leptospirosis. They are also culprits in agricultural land areas and homes. Often eating plants and destroying furniture and clothing.

However in times of calamity when people have no food to eat, every man are brave enough to hunt poisonous snakes  and prepare food from culprit rats. They do not care whether it is poisonous or not and dirty or clean.

How about its safety? They can be very safe as long as the source is clean, cleaned  well and cooked well.

Marvin is the lead chocolate maker of Ben and Lyn Chocolate Inc. Has strong background in food research and development. Occasionally conducts training and lectures. Lecturer of Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines. Do coaching and consultancy services on his free time.

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