1,550 years ago, someone ate a rattlesnake whole—and we have poo to prove it

An example of Crotalus atrox, aka western diamondback rattlesnake. (credit: Wikipedia) Sometime around 450 CE in the Chihuahuan Desert, one brave soul ate a whole rattlesnake raw. If you think that takes guts, imagine passing an 11mm (0.43 inch) fang afterward. The desiccated coprolite—archaeologists’ term for ancient poop—contained the scales and bones of the snake …

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