Which Reptiles Are Safe to Eat?

Which Reptiles Are Safe to Eat?

In a survival situation, you can’t be picky about what you eat. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still take caution. Several animals may seem like a good way to fill your stomach but are just the opposite.

Many reptiles are safe to eat despite their venomous nature. This is especially true for snakes. However, it’s recommended that you don’t hunt venomous snakes due to their dangerous nature. The same holds true for hunting larger reptiles, such as alligators and crocodiles.

Hunting reptiles can be as simple as digging a hole in the ground and placing bait at the bottom. This method works best with turtles and snakes. On the other hand, it isn’t very practical for huntings lizards since they can climb out in most instances.

Firearms are not recommended for hunting reptiles since most are small, and the bullet would obliterate the body, leaving next to nothing for you to eat. Instead, you can use a makeshift spear made from a branch and knife, or even just a sharpened stick.

Always remember to cook reptile meat thoroughly before consuming it. Never eat it raw. As long as you can identify dangerous reptiles to avoid, all you really need to hunt and eat them is a knife or spear.

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