Will you eat a python to save the Everglades?

Floridians may start to see a new slippery item on their menus – Burmese pythons. The invasive species is so out of control in the state that the government can start encouraging the new meal as a way to keep the snake numbers under control as long as it is not filled with toxic mercury.

Prior to the recommendation, however, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) worked with the Florida Department of Health to determine whether the Mercury levels in pythons are safe to consume.