A reader sent me this story:
This image provided by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission via the Fort Worth Star-Telegram shows a bottle of vodka with a juvenile rattlesnake inside. Agents said they confiscated 429 bottles of the snake vodka and one bottle of snake tequila from Bayou Bob’s Brazos River Rattlesnake Ranch near Santo in Palo Pinto County, Texas. Bob Popplewell marketed the concoction as an ‘ancient Asian elixir.’ He was charged with selling alcohol without a license and possessing alcohol with intent to sell.
This reader also recalls that I was born and raised in Palo Pinto County and while I was in Vietnam last year I snap a few pictures of snake wine.
The reader wanted to know if there was a connection and if I ever tried the stuff.Â Nope, no connection and I’ve never tried and never will try the stuff, it’s just a coincidence.