Video: Python pizza on the menu in Florida Everglades restaurant, and guess what? It 'tastes like chicken'
Would you eat a sssssssssssssssssslice?
Saturday 01 February 2014
A new delicacy has slithered onto plates at a Florida restaurant – python pizza.
The swamp special at Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza also includes alligator sausage, frogs’ legs and pork.
The restaurant, in Fort Myers, has been serving snake for two years on the special “Everglades Pizza”.
Evan and Avis Daniell, the owners, came up with the unusual topping amid warnings that Burmese pythons were invading the national park, threatening local biodiversity.
“People talk about it all the time and whether it's negative or positive, it really doesn't matter because the fact is: we can make it and it's delicious,” said Mr Daniell, 52.
He insisted the python pizza was tasty, with the snake meat tasting like chicken “but a bit more chewy”.
It has become a bestseller at the restaurant. Mrs Daniell said customers were happy to pay $45 to try it “like a dare”.
It is currently illegal to hunt and kill pythons in Florida, where many are kept as pets, so the meat is imported.
Thousands of Burmese pythons have been invading the national park after apparently being released by owners and multiplying.
Sitting at the top of the food chain, they have no natural predators in Florida and can grow up to six metres long.
Additional reporting by AFP
- 1 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 2 Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
- 3 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum
- 5 Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
Downfall of Dustin 'Screech' Diamond, the 'Saved By The Bell' star charged with bar stabbing
Syrian teenager Usaid Barho reveals how he escaped from Isis using a suicide vest
Sir Winston Churchill’s family begged him not to convert to Islam, letter reveals
UK weather: 'Coldest night of the year' tonight as freezing temperatures plummet to -10C
Millions of Britons struggling to feed themselves and facing malnourishment
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Nigel Farage: Ukip leader named 'Briton of the year' by The Times
Douglas Carswell tells Ukip to stop blaming foreigners as youth poll shows Nigel Farage is even less popular than Nick Clegg
£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...
£22000 - £28000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...
£20000 - £23000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: Our client is a global marketin...
£17000 - £18000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: A fantastic opportunity has ari...