Posts Tagged ‘California and Florida king snakes’

Snake Burgers

A restaurant in Indonesia’s capital city Djakarta is serving snake burgers made from local snakes.

The kitchen area resembles a factory floor, with snakes everywhere – in various states of preparation. The snakes are first beheaded, then peeled to remove their scaly skin. Next, the carcasses move to the cleaning and fileting area, and finally the meat is minced, ground, and blended with seasonings.

The snake patties are then fried, topped with the usual condiments and sandwiched between sesame seed buns. According to China Radio International Online (CRI), the burgers “taste like chicken”.

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Snake Massage Spa in Israel

An Israeli health and beauty spa is offering a creepy new service for its customers – Snake Massage. For just $80 you can have large slithering reptiles such as California and Florida king snakes, corn snakes and milk snakes, wriggle down your back and up your spine and across your face. If you don’t freak out, it can be soothing experience, as the spa owner Ada Barak will tell you.

Barak figured out several years ago that heavy king and corn snakes produce a relaxing kneading sensation. She says that once people get over any initial misgivings, they find physical contact with the snakes to be stress relieving.

“Some people said that holding the snakes made them feel better, relaxed,” she said “One old lady said it was soothing, like a cold compress.”

The size of the snakes depends on the type of massage – the larger ones are said to alleviate deeper muscle tensions and the smaller ones create a ‘fluttering’ effect. All are the snakes used are non-venomous. Oh! What a relief.

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Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images via Avaxnews