Rattlesnake Cilantro Soup

1 large onion, chopped

2 large garlic cloves, mince

6 celery stalks, chopped

2 carrots, minced

1 bunch cilantro, finely chopped

2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. marjoram

2 tsp. black pepper

3 bay leaves

3 cans chicken broth

4 cups water

1 cup rice

2 lb. rattlesnake meat

juice from 1/2 lemon

Simmer rattlesnake in water and lemon juice for 1 hour, remove and separate meat from bones.

Combine de-boned meat with the rest of the ingredients except for rice in a crockpot and slow-cook for 6-8 hours, or bring to boil in large cooking pot and simmer for 2 hours. Add rice in last 3 hours of slow cooker or last 45 minutes of stove pot.