Not far from the city of Lviv, in Ukraine, a snake farm was opened. Reptiles in it are grown in special enclosures with the aim of obtaining expensive gourmet meat.
Irina Yuskevich, co-owner of the farm, said that she had the idea to open such a farm after a trip to Asia. There, the girl first tried a dish of snake meat and immediately realized that this is a good business, which will be profitable at home.
The first orders for meat have already been received, but so far the farm is working only to increase the population. Sales will begin after the length of the snakes reaches at least 1 m., And this will happen no earlier than after 3 years.
Therefore, now "pets" are fed with fry, quail eggs and milk.
Snakes breed eggs. Reptiles lay them down from July to August in specially prepared straw bales.
Snakes are kept in spacious enclosures with a pond, a climbing area and sun caches.
The farm owners also took care of the safety of their neighbors. Two grids are provided for this: the outer one is used to prevent people from getting into the aviary, and the inner one does not allow snakes to creep out.
Recall that snake meat in Asia is considered a delicacy, and therefore it is not cheap. The owners of the farm called the approximate cost of it in Ukraine. A portion will cost about 5 thousand hryvnias (more than 10 thousand rubles).