From predators to prey. Pythons are all set to grace restaurant menus in United States’ Florida.

If scientists in Florida confirm that Burmese pythons, are safe for consumption, the species may soon appear in restaurants’ main course menu.

Burmese pythons, found in abundance in South Florida have been creating havoc posing serious risk to native wildlife in the region.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is working closely with the Florida Department of Health to determine how safe the consumption of pythons is.

“We are currently in the tissue-collection stage of the project, and COVID has pushed our timeline back a bit,” FWC spokeswoman Susan Neel told CNN.

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“The plan is to have most of these samples come from pythons that are caught by our contractor program,” she added.

The goal now is to develop “consumption advisories” for the locals, Neel told the network.

An invasive species, the non-venomous constrictors have overrun South Florida since the 1980s, when it is believed that the first specimen took to the Everglades as a released or escaped pet.


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