HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla., March 17 (UPI) — A South Florida alligator processing plant said it is accepting Burmese pythons captured as part of a state-sanctioned hunt for the reptiles.
All American Gator, a business specializing in turning gators into meat and leather products, said it has already taken three pythons since the state-sanctioned action against the reptiles in the Everglades in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties began last week, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Wednesday.
Brian Wood, the company’s president, said he pays $5 for each python brought to the business in Hallandale Beach and turns the hides into custom leather products. The products are bound for his retail shop, Exotic Leather Fashions, and he said the meat will be served to family and friends.
The state-sanctioned python hunt runs through April 17.
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