Looks like the worm at the bottom of a mezcal bottle just isn't enough for some folks. Boas and iguanas stuffed into mezcal bottles are now the thing, at least in Oaxaca, Mexico.
So far, environmental inspectors have seized 15 bottles of “artisanal, wild agave” mezcal that also contained entire reptiles such as "a blood snake, ridge head snake, yellowbelly snake and a whip snake," according to APNews.
Although some adventurous drinkers dare to swallow the worm, these larger critters would require a lot of chewing before swallowing. Good thing that mezcal can reach an alcohol content as high as 55%.
Selling wildlife in Mexico is strictly regulated, so this trend might not last long, at least not on store shelves.
Image: Bernard DUPONT from FRANCE - Western Whip Snake (Hierophis viridiflavus) male close-up (Found by Jean NICOLAS), CC BY-SA 2.0, Link
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