No, but I've been to the National Gallery of Art in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. I loved the Rembrandt portraits. They seemed almost alive. However, I got tired of looking at all the Madonna and Childs.
How cool! Is there ever a problem with your cats? The snakes I was holding were wild-caught but not poisonous. We have a huge rattlesnake roundup every year in a Texas town called Sweetwater. The contestants catch thousands of rattlesnakes. Most are skinned and eaten, but some are milked for their venom first. The skins are tanned and sold. Some are stuffed and some skeletons are sold, especially the heads. We seem to have plenty of rattlesnakes left every year.
I've eaten octopus many times, but never fried on a stick. However, in Texas we'll fry just about anything on a stick or even without it. Last year, deep fried butter was a big hit at the state fair, and fried bubblegum and even fried margaritas the year before.
I've eaten deep fried watermelon and an all-in-one smallish piece deep fried turkey dinner. Have you?
No, I don't even have a passport. I can't even see all of the USA in my lifetime. I would like to see Norway and New Zealand, though.
The fried watermelon tasted mushy and didn't have a lot of flavor. Fried Oreos are good, and fried ice cream is great. The fried margaritas were only mediocre at best. I haven't tried the fried butter. I like my butter just melted and a tad browned and poured over wonderful things, or used as a dip for lobster.