Entire boas and iguanas found in Mexican bottles of mezcal


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/03/13/entire-boas-and-iguanas-found.html


#2

Right. Because Mexico is just aces at regulatory enforcement.


#3

There’s a lot of blame to go around on this issue.


#4

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#5

I would not have found them, until I swallowed them.


#6

do not drink that worm


#7

Back in the 80’s is was scorpions, tarantulas, and rattlers you’d find in the bottles at roadside stalls


#8

Although some adventurous drinkers dare to swallow the worm, these larger critters would require a lot of chewing before swallowing.

I’m generally not squeamish about much of anything, but that sentence nearly made me gag. Well done. Seriously,


#9

Well, from the wonderful Helios brewpub in Naha, Okinawa, I give you - habu liqueur!

Yes, that’s whole venomous snakes (habu) pickled in the local grog:

And at the Nanto brewery in Okinawa World, a whole vat of the beasties:

(I stuck to the very nice beers that Okinawa Sango Beer produce :beers: )


#10

Crawling into a bottle of mezcal is never the answer.


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#12

I want mine with gila monster. Like, a bonsai gila monster grown in the bottle for a year.


#13

Don’t trust those crazies from the Ryukyus…


#14

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