As a retired high school teacher, I still go back and substitute fairly often. I always like to do things that get the kids engaged. A while back, I was reading the "bucket list" of a senior girl and on that list was "I want to eat snake". I asked her if she was really serious. She said she was...... So now the rest of the story.
I was subbing in the technology class this past Thursday and Friday and this girl was in the class. I asked her on Thursday if she really wanted to eat snake. She said "YES". Friday I took my small Coleman one burner and a frying pan. Also took a rattlesnake I had stored in the freezer from a mule deer scouting trip we took this summer. We actually killed three of the serpents. (see pictures "Scouting Trip" posted a few months ago)
During class, we all moved out into the shop area and I cranked up the little stove. Some salt and pepper, a little oil and we were cooking snake. Several of the kids said they would NEVER eat snake, or even taste it. One student wondered if he could get poisoned from it. Well, when the dust had settled, all but one of the 15 students in the class had eaten some rattlesnake.
So what was the consensus??? "Tastes like chicken".
And Kayla Adams has now crossed one more item off her bucket list. I asked her if she would like to add rocky mountain oysters to her list and she said yes. She may not have wanted to do that as I just happen to have a set of Bighorn Sheep units in my freezer...... I guess we'll see how that goes.