Anyone interested in frying up a little python?? Well, if you live in Florida, you’re in luck.
Turns out python may be the new chicken in the Sunshine State, because the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Dept. of Health may give the green light to make the slithery creature a menu item in restaurants and at home.
The snakes are overtaking the Everglades, creating risks to other wildlife.
The wild card is mercury. Scientists are evaluating whether mercury levels in the snakes are at acceptable levels. Problem is … the smart money is on mercury levels being too high for human consumption, but scientists aren’t sure, so they’re testing 6,000 pythons.
We’re told they can actually be delicious. Some folks like to turn them into jerky, but they can also be cooked in various other ways.