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Reptiles and Amphibians in the News

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Gator Fingers

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Eating Herps: Risk Analysis

Eurekalert: Study carried out into biological risks of eating reptiles

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Pythons in the Glades: Keep Out of the Kitchen

The pythons in the Everglades appear to have high levels of mercury, so don't cook them up... (News source.)

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Iguana Cookbook

A Florida author is promoting his new book, Save Florida, Eat an Iguana - An Iguana Cookbook. (News source.)

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cook 'Em

Florida may not be able to afford bounties on the Burmese pythons, but some folks are suggesting they would make an interesting addition to south Florida cuisine. (News source.)

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Herps and Culture

Bolivian hunters target a species of tree lizard for tradional medicine. (News source.)

Frogs are an important traditional food source in Madagascar. (News source.)

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Croc on the Menu

A Chinese supermarket is now offering a farmed crocodile in advance of the Chinese New Year. (News source.)

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Feasting on Snakes

A village in the Philippines is turning to water pythons for food. (News source.)

A profile here on a woman in Hong Kong who runs a snake soup restaurant. (News source.)

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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turtle Fights Back, and Other News

A chef in Hong Kong was bitten on the toe by a softshell turtle as it tried to escape. The chef was hospitalized, and the turtle was returned to a cage for later cooking. (News source.)

Profile here on a Florida turtle hunter facing possible restrictions on the trade there. (News source.)

Two Iowa men were charged with poaching turtles. (News source.)

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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gator Chili

Recipe here.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Yumm...

A UK pizza place is experimenting with frog leg toppings. (News source.)

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Cane Toads Edible?

A TV host from American tried out a new recipe for Australia's invading cane toads. (News source.)

An anti-cane toad group killed over 50,000 toads on a Northern Territories ranch over two weeks. (News source.)

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Frog Legs Recipe

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Turtle News

Archaeological evidence shows that Hermann's tortoises were prey to early hunters in Spain. (News source.)

Seven men in Mexico were arrested for poaching 9000 sea turtle eggs. (News source.)

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Rattlesnake Dinner

A culinary tradition in South Carolina... (News source.)

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Frogs on the Menu

A Malaysian newspaper reviews the uses of frogs for dining and other cultural resources.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Snake Farming for Food

Snake restaurants are growing in Vietnam, and snake farms are cropping up to meet the demand. (News source.)

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pig-Frog Leg Alert

Don't eat pig-frog legs from the Everglades region, the state says, due to elevated mercury levels. (News source.)

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Sunday, April 13, 2008

Snapper Soup

For ideas on making a better snapping turtle soup...

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