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#10776714 - 04/17/15 11:16 PM Snake bitten fish safe to eat?
fish addiction 30 Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 19
Loc: greenville, tx
So, had a OK evening. Had about 10 fish on the stringer, then looked down to see 2 juvenile water moccasins nosing around in my fish, and at one point saw one with his mouth over the head of one of my fish. Pretty sure a couple fish were bitten. Got home and only one was dead, but just wasn't comfortable taking the risk of feeding these to my family. Anyone know for sure if it's safe to eat these or not?
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#10776743 - 04/17/15 11:46 PM Re: Snake bitten fish safe to eat? [Re: fish addiction 30]
u-luckydawg Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 03/03/10
Posts: 659
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
I wouldn't risk my life to find out !!!.Remember , you can always catch more fish . fish


Edited by u-luckydawg (04/17/15 11:48 PM)

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#10776759 - 04/18/15 12:00 AM Re: Snake bitten fish safe to eat? [Re: fish addiction 30]
moonriver Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 4829
Loc: Dallas, Texas
It's safe to eat cooked. Unless you want to eat it raw.
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#10776931 - 04/18/15 07:53 AM Re: Snake bitten fish safe to eat? [Re: fish addiction 30]
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Registered: 12/26/14
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Loc: Euless
All water snakes are not venomous. Only a rattlemouthcottonmoccasin is. Most are banded or yellow bellied common water snakes.
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#10776992 - 04/18/15 08:34 AM Re: Snake bitten fish safe to eat? [Re: fish addiction 30]
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Registered: 03/14/03
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Snake venom only works if it enters the bloodstream directly. Plus high heat breaks down the enzymes.
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#10777138 - 04/18/15 09:52 AM Re: Snake bitten fish safe to eat? [Re: fish addiction 30]
eightball Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/23/10
Posts: 269
Loc: hopkins co
just bring them all to my house, I'll try them out for you. I cannot seem to catch anything so far this year anyway.
welcome to tff Tim....

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#10777293 - 04/18/15 11:53 AM Re: Snake bitten fish safe to eat? [Re: fish addiction 30]
Fishbonz Offline
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Registered: 12/30/08
Posts: 4343
Loc: Desoto,Tx. Dallas county
Originally Posted By: fish addiction 30
So, had a OK evening. Had about 10 fish on the stringer, then looked down to see 2 juvenile water moccasins nosing around in my fish, and at one point saw one with his mouth over the head of one of my fish. Pretty sure a couple fish were bitten. Got home and only one was dead, but just wasn't comfortable taking the risk of feeding these to my family. Anyone know for sure if it's safe to eat these or not?
If YOU are uncomfortable then don`t take them home the decision is up to YOU and no one else.How are you sure it was a cottonmouth? Most people see a snake in the water and immediately see it as a Moccasin.Do a little research and you will be more definitive the next time you see a snake in the water.


Edited by Fishbonz (04/18/15 11:55 AM)

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#10777299 - 04/18/15 11:59 AM Re: Snake bitten fish safe to eat? [Re: fish addiction 30]
JigumMitch Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 50
You can actually drink venom if no open sores or ulcers. You can trust me, I'm on the internet.

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