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Farming SNAKES for Food?!?

Imagine a Slim Jim that’s 20 feet long and weighs 200 pounds — that’s basically a python. And in Thailand and Vietnam, python farming is yielding sustainable lean protein. Would YOU eat a python burger? “Scientists propose eating more python”: #science #sciencefacts #biology #farming

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  1. @bcataiji

    June 4, 2024 at 1:14 pm

    They have to eat other animals just to get big. You can cut out the middleman (snake) and just eat the animals it eats.

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 1:18 pm

      Looks like rodent is back on the menu, boys!

    • @bioniccavewoman2.31million

      June 4, 2024 at 1:19 pm

      Ssssss ssss sssss😂

      Sssssssss🤪

    • @bigpurplepops

      June 4, 2024 at 1:59 pm

      The animals it eats can’t turn off and on a couple months later…
      Fresh food right there!

    • @TryssemTavern

      June 4, 2024 at 2:26 pm

      So wait, you’re upset because they are a carnivore?

      You realize “Mad Cow” spreads when cows eat infected cow meat, right? It still crops up uncomfortably regularly in the United States. Not to mention pigs can (will, and do) consume meat…

    • @bcataiji

      June 4, 2024 at 2:28 pm

      @@TryssemTavern , I don’t care what it eats. I was just thinking about cost effectiveness. They’re talking about 200 lb boas. This food bill to get boas that size would be pretty big. Would you rather keep feeding a big boa baby deer, or would you rather just eat the deers?

  2. @chrisfreedman2367

    June 4, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew.

  3. @nate75dawg79

    June 4, 2024 at 2:04 pm

    One big thing about eating python regularly is the mercury content. That can make a lot of people sick

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 2:47 pm

      Is the mercury content the same in all python locations? i.e., does Florida have less/more mercury in pythons than Thailand?

    • @nate75dawg79

      June 5, 2024 at 10:23 am

      @@popularscience that’s a great question I’ll actually have to do some research before I answer that but when I find out I’ll 100% let you know.

  4. @PhreeLark

    June 4, 2024 at 2:06 pm

    That would require a farm.and breeding when the inevitable break outs happen we will be up to our eyeballs in snakes. Fuck that.

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 2:48 pm

      Yes, but then “Snakes on a Farm” can be the sequel to “Snakes on a Plane.” AND it can be a documentary!

  5. @elizam9652

    June 4, 2024 at 2:34 pm

    If its cheap enough. Plus insects and vermin are there main food

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 2:48 pm

      It’s going to be interesting to see how the per-unit value of python meat compares with everything else.

  6. @josharvin6239

    June 4, 2024 at 2:42 pm

    No thanks

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 2:49 pm

      What could go wrong?!

    • @josharvin6239

      June 4, 2024 at 2:51 pm

      @@popularscience not interested in it! Will never eat them.

  7. @tuxydonth1

    June 4, 2024 at 2:46 pm

    I am ok with this 🙂

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 2:49 pm

      Python hot dogs are the future.

  8. @ghxst1999

    June 4, 2024 at 2:56 pm

    I have had python jerky it was good is rather have turkey or bison but it was good

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 3:02 pm

      Python slim jims should be a food group

    • @ghxst1999

      June 20, 2024 at 12:34 pm

      @@popularscience I wouldn’t mind it, the python jerky was good not a 10/10 but definitely 8/10 but same time a love all jerkys

  9. @alexanderkoufodontis2092

    June 4, 2024 at 2:58 pm

    It takes a python 20yrs to get that big feeding ot for twenty years would be so unprofitable it ridiculous

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 3:00 pm

      Is it possible for them to eat byproducts of another process?

  10. @saltstation1150

    June 4, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    In certain states pythons are considered invasive, but if we were to hunt them by the masses, we would hunt them into extinction like we have other animals

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 3:21 pm

      Hopefully conservation and wildlife management departments in all territories can maintain the right balance

  11. @saltstation401

    June 4, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    In certain states pythons are considered invasive, but if we were to hunt them by the masses, we would hunt them into extinction like we have other animals

  12. @Teague_yoman

    June 4, 2024 at 3:16 pm

    Of course it’s Missouri, where I live

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 3:21 pm

      your fate is to become a python farmer. the universe has willed it

  13. @BBKlima

    June 4, 2024 at 3:20 pm

    I’d eat it

  14. @0N3..

    June 4, 2024 at 3:39 pm

    i can’t wait to feed the baby pythons some sausage

    • @popularscience

      June 4, 2024 at 3:40 pm

      that does seem to be the best part of the whole operation

  15. @XXX-XX-X-X

    June 4, 2024 at 7:30 pm

    plants taste good, tho. ngl

  16. @CapablePimento

    June 4, 2024 at 11:34 pm

    Pythons aren’t resilient enough to survive being eaten.

    • @Nipah.Auauau

      June 5, 2024 at 7:36 am

      You could try eating them like a giant spaghetti noodle to give them a fighting chance.

    • @CapablePimento

      June 11, 2024 at 4:43 pm

      @@Nipah.Auauau lol

  17. @Slurkz

    June 5, 2024 at 2:29 am

    Really no downside? Come on…
    Except all the terrible downsides that come with literally all non-plant based consumption. For one : animal cruelty.

    I really took this video for satire, but I’m afraid it’s not…

    • @Nipah.Auauau

      June 5, 2024 at 7:38 am

      Reptiles are all psychopaths who would eat a baby if given the chance so there’s no moral quandary in eating them.

  18. @Nipah.Auauau

    June 5, 2024 at 7:30 am

    You vill eat ze snakes!!

  19. @mzamroni

    June 5, 2024 at 7:33 pm

    feed them to chickens then we eat the chickens

  20. @cblizz730

    June 8, 2024 at 3:04 pm

    McPython combo with a Coke.

  21. @josephbelsito8469

    June 11, 2024 at 12:38 pm

    How do they taste though?

  22. @ksc1406

    July 15, 2024 at 9:32 pm

    You can’t just say “superfood” perchance.

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