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Ready for python pizza? Florida diners get a taste

Published on Feb 1, 2014 6:42 AM

FORT MYERS, United States (AFP) - Alligator and frog have long been on the menu in Florida, but a new delicacy has slithered its way onto dinner plates in the United States (US) state.

A pizzeria now offers Burmese python meat on what it calls the "Everglades Pizza" - named for Florida's vast national park, where the snakes are being hunted to protect the nature preserve.

"It was just to create talk about the shop and being creative and this thing literally just went viral," says Mr Evan Daniell, the owner of Evan's Neighborhood Pizza in the Gulf Coast city of Fort Myers.

"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." So, the big question: what does it taste like? "It's good but a little chewy," says Mike, a tourist taking the python plunge from Minnesota.

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