Open Range

In the West Texas town where William (Billie the Kidd) Bonham was buried, sidewinders sometimes make their way out into the road. There's almost no sand there, but they find a way to stay alive regardless. Once one of the snakes has been killed it's quite a difficult task to skin them. The effort is well worth it, however, as their skins make great headbands. All one has to do is salt them and hang them out to dry. The meat left afterward is tough, but very tasty. It is especially delicious when roasted over an open camp fire before a thunderstorm. (Even the grave is marked incorrectly.)
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