Here are details on how to skin and cook a copperhead.
Yes, someone in history thought it would be prudent to try eating snake meat, and it actually turned out pretty delicious.
If you're interested in finding out how to get from dead snake to hearty meal and awesome decoration, this video from jnull0 should help.
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Who would have thought a stapler would come in handy when executing this kind of procedure?
Ever tasted snake meat? What did you think?