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Snake bites could be on the menu
17th March 2021

By Karen Pickwick

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the state Department of Health are testing Burmese pythons for mercury to determine whether the invasive snakes are safe to eat.

“We expect the results are going to discourage the public from consuming pythons but if we can determine that they are safe to eat, that would be very helpful to control their population,” Mike Kirkland, manager of Florida’s Python Elimination Program, told CNN.