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    Snakes and eggs, your basic Florida breakfast

    Snake and eggs for breakfast? Florida may soon encourage eating invasive pythons.

    https://phys.org/news/2020-12-snake-...-invasive.html
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    I read recently that the main influx of pythons was not from pet owners releasing their individual pets, but from the destruction of a breeding facility (established after importing of the pythons was banned).

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    Because pythons can grow to such unmanageable sizes, it was inevitable that some irresponsible owners would release the snakes into the wild. But most experts believe the pythons established a reproducing population in the Everglades sometime after Hurricane Andrew—a category 5 storm that devastated the state in August 1992. It was during that storm that a python breeding facility was destroyed, releasing countless snakes into the nearby swamps.
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    Rattlesnakes are frequently eaten in the Southwest US, so eating pythons isn't shocking.
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    From the link it sounds like the mercury content of these snakes is the main drawback, esp for the larger snakes. Another point made was that cooking pythons in a pressure cooker helps tenderize the toughness resulting in a fish-like texture which tastes similar to chicken or pork. I'd give it a try.

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