Are Pythons Safe For Humans To Eat? Florida Officials Hope So!

December 23, 2020

If officials in Florida have their way, python snakes could be on your plate soon. There is a study underway to determine if the mercury levels found in python meat is safe for humans to eat. Non-venomous Burmese pythons are found in the Florida Everglades, though they are not native to the area. The predator started showing up in the wild in the 1980’s, likely from irresponsible pet owners letting their snakes go. Now considered a “threat to native wildlife,” Florida hopes putting python on the menu will help with overpopulation of the invasive snakes. Inside Edition Digital’s TC Newman has more.

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