TAG : Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake Season Begins

Rattlesnakes live all over our fair country. Since it’s our preference to live on farms or ranches, we have to adjust to the fact that we have to deal with poisonous snakes more than city people do. It’s the price we pay for getting to live a pastoral existence. A couple days ago our dog ...

Civil War Veteran Recalls Cooking and Eating Rattlesnake

My grandfather was a Civil War veteran. He was in Company A of the First Iowa Cavalry. He was sent to Burlington, Iowa, then on to the battlefields at Sedalia, Missouri. His first captain was Dinsmore. At Fort Smith, he was so ill he was taken to a hospital where he remained for four months. ...