He ate my birds, so I ate him – Ok­la­homa farmer

CityPress - - News - – Staff re­porter

While a pas­tor in Soshanguve, north of Pre­to­ria, has been mak­ing waves lo­cally for con­vinc­ing his con­gre­gants to eat snakes, over in Ok­la­homa in the US a bird farmer has ex­acted his re­venge on a more than 1.8m-long snake by eat­ing it.

NBC News re­ported that the farmer had dis­cov­ered that his birds were be­ing stalked and eaten by a snake. Once he had fig­ured out what was go­ing on, he was able to catch the snake be­fore it could do any fur­ther dam­age.

Speak­ing to NBC News, the farmer said: “I was a lit­tle ir­ri­tated that the snake ate my guineas.”

While oth­ers may have opted to kill the snake and dis­pose of it, this farmer took the road less trav­elled, fired up the grill and had seared snake for supper, say­ing: “He ate my birds, so I ate him.”

The out­spo­ken man did not think his ac­tions were out of the or­di­nary, but in­stead ap­peared quite im­pressed with the way he han­dled the sit­u­a­tion.

When the re­porter asked him if the snake tasted at all like chicken, the farmer replied con­fi­dently: “It didn’t taste like chicken. But yeah, it was pretty good; it tasted like fish.”


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