Fresh snake blood from a real snake

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I paid about RMB 750 (about RM 375) for a whole snake in Guilin, China. The reason I did that was coz I wanted to drink fresh snake blood – none of the bullshit that comes in jars. How the fuck would you know if it’s from a snake if you don’t see it killed before your eyes?

Being a huge fan of authenticity, I got an entire snake and watched its reptilian head cut off with my own eyes before the chef drained all the blood into a glass containing a high proof local alcohol (excess of 50%).

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There is a surprisingly small amount of blood in a snake, but it was enough to fill a glass and you’re supposed to down it in a single shot.

How does snake blood taste like? Well, it tastes like blood to be honest – all killer, no filler. Iron aftertaste to the max. I had an uncontrollable itch on my nose for a couple of days after this, whether it’s from the snake blood or the snake gall, I have no idea.

It’s supposed to have medicinal properties, but having pledged my allegience to Rx Incorporated, I don’t believe a word of it. I just wanted to drink snake blood warm from a freshly decapitated snake and proclaim that YES! I HAVE DRUNK SNAKE BLOOD. Now, I can say that with confidence since the slithery one was slaughtered before my eyes.

Yes, if you watched that last video, you’ll nominate me for the cover of Drunk & Disorderly. :p

More snake posts coming up!

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32 thoughts on “Fresh snake blood from a real snake

  1. “It has a very…bloody taste to it.” LOL.
    How much blood comes out of the snake depends on how it was killed. If you just lop the head off something with the heart still beating, then yes, lots of blood will gush out due to the pumping heart.
    But if the snake was first killed, THEN beheaded, you will get less blood out as the heart has already stopped and will not forcefully pump the blood out.
    Its not really clear how the snake was killed in your vid, but judging from the shot glass you had, I think that is plenty. =)
    Very brave of you to drink that. Kudos.

  2. kom: It’s pretty good too – the serve the works – blood, gall, skin, meat. :)
    steve: Gotta try it at least once mate! :)
    Kai: …but snakes get run down on the roads every day. At least this one served a purpose. ;)
    Eww: Oh, I have more videos on how they killed the snake – will be posting that up seperately. They took it alive, grabbed the head and cut it off while the chef foribly applied pressure on the snake’s neck before draining it into the cup.
    Yeah, just thought there would be a bit more blood considering the size of the snake. :)
    Cheers mate! It was part of my To Do List in China. Gotta try it at least once! :)

  3. I cant have the “heart” to play your video ! I see them also feel geli liao ! Memang MAN lah you !!
    p/s: Btw nice meeting you at the Fashionista together with Kim :D

  4. Justinwooley: Thanks mate! Heh! Enjoyed doing it too. :)
    eiling: The blood is quite tasty straight out from the snake. Very rich in iron, good source of nutrition. ;)
    Jess: Hello Jess! It was good to meet you there too! :)
    I just like to do different things that I haven’t done before. Heh!
    Vicky: The snake skin, now that has a very interesting texture. Much better eaten than made into handbags or shoes. :)

  5. HB, I had a dream of you and it was you gotten married. It was a Chinese Wedding and your bride was so beautiful. You and her wore Chinese wedding outfits. So you never know.

  6. I load your page while I’m eating my McD breakfast and quickly close it when I saw the title. Lol and only came back after i finish my breakfast. heh. Thank God no disgusting photos. I don’t dare to see the video either. I hate snakes! :P

  7. Erica: Nice! Thank you for that, gives me a spring in my step this morning. ;)
    chefmel: Heh! You must watch the video, it’s damn good, that’s what I paid for anyway – a real snake prepared before my eyes! =D

  8. I was sitting in the garden of eden recently hoping for a bit of “fruit” but along came HB, not only did he kill the snake, he drank it’s blood. Now what do I do for fun? (A lame biblical joke)
    Snakes can be seen as a healing force, hence the international symbol for medicine.
    Yes, snakes have many symbolic meanings :-)
    And of course, before someone else says it. “What if someone cut the head off your snake and drank the blood from it” hahaha

  9. new reader here! :)
    dude, U R AWESOME! i totally salute to ur bravery for drinkin the snake blood. U drank it like it was a normal thing to do!
    i think it will be cooler if a GIRL drink it!
    cheers!

  10. Last time when I was 6 they have it in miri market. Normally the chinese will catch it from jungle and sell it there. My mum used to buy til they banned it. I want to try!!! But expensive leh =( Phyton are yummy tho :) If you havent try you should!

  11. aarghweoiboihwegiho blehhh!! erm i dunno what else to say after watching that. but i have a feeling your other snake videos will be even more O.O

  12. Have you ever had snake meat before? If so what’s it taste like? I’m always up for trying new animals to eat. :P

  13. Jeff: HAHA! Witty as always buddy. :)
    Thoroughly enjoy your comments.
    Well, if someone cut off the head of my snake and drank the blood from it…fuck I won’t even want to think about it bro. :)
    cheekyNadia: Hello Nadia! Thanks for dropping by and thanks for reading. :)
    I love trying new things. Heh!
    Well, a girl can easily do it too – it’s nothing especially difficult. It tastes like blood, rich and thick with iron. :)
    Yiling: Yiling, you must try it! =D
    nicole: Yup, I’ve tried python in Sarawak, quite common but the problem is they don’t sell it whole e.g. it’s cut up so even though it LOOKS like a snake and I’m SURE it’s a snake I prefer to have the actual snake living and killed before me so I can be ABSOLUTELY sure. :)
    fresh: Heh! I just posted another one up – two more to go before the video which I have yet to identify. Izzit a rat? It’s too huge to be a rat. Izzit a guinea pig? It doesn’t look like one. I must get confirmation before I post.
    That is the one where it got clubbed to death. ;)
    foodcrazee: It’s quite tasty though, especially the skin. Very nice stuff. :)
    Rebecca: Awesome! I know you would, you’re very adventurous as well.
    Anytime Becky! =D
    Weekends? :)
    jessy: Yup, I got the entire snake so I ate everything – blood, gall, skin meat. It’s delicious. Some species of snake is very tasty! :)

  14. nicole: Yeah, gotta find people to share it with, if getting a python. :)
    A smaller snake has a more delicate taste to it, it’s not as tough for one, tender even. The pythons I’ve eaten are rather tough. :)
    suituapui: What do they do with the snake afterwards? Interesting, was the snake still alive when they collected the blood? Or is it just blood in jars? :)

  15. Lion: I wanted the entire snake experience…choosing the snake, then drinking the blood, eating the gall, snake skin and meat. Gotta try everything at least once! :)

  16. university student: Well, it’s not so much about guts but more the curiosity, the novelty seeking behavior of wanting to try new things and not knock anything until you’ve tried it (as Steph put it). :)

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