Fancy a tarantula taco for a cool $27? Not so quick, Mexican authorities say.
A Mexico Metropolis market restaurant not too long ago put the arachnids on its menu and posted a video on Fb displaying a chef torching one till blackened.
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The one drawback: The Mexican purple rump tarantula is a protected species.
The federal environmental safety company stated Tuesday it was alerted to the scenario by way of social media and seized 4 tarantula corpses that had been able to be served up on tortillas.
The tarantula tacos had been apparently on supply for 500 pesos, or 50 instances the value of a fundamental avenue taco.
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The restaurant’s menu additionally options different creepy-crawlies comparable to grasshoppers, worms and ant eggs, which have a protracted custom in Mexican delicacies, and scorpions, that are much less widespread.