Snakes alive! British invasion, a la Gordon Ramsay, cooks up pythons

snakesBritish celeb chef Gordon Ramsay could be Florida’s most high-profile snake-wrangler yet.

In the photo above, that’s Ramsay — the sharp-tongued host of “The F Word with Gordon Ramsay,” and the star of a variety of other culinary and invective-based shows — and his son, Jack, with South Florida Water Management District Python Hunter Kyle Penniston and Jason Catarineau, along with two of the group’s three victims snagged Saturday.

Ramsay joined the Sunshine State’s efforts to rid the Everglades of Burmese pythons, an invasive species that have wreaked havoc on the region’s wildlife and scared the you-know-what out of countless homeowners, who’ve discovered the creatures slithering up door frames, chilling out in garages, or in other locales where, let’s face it, snakes just shouldn’t be found.

Ramsay will dedicate a part of his “F Word” FOX series to the Saturday hunt along the banks of the L-28 Tieback Canal in western Miami-Dade County.

According to the South Florida Water Management District (which provided the photo), Ramsay joined Kyle Penniston, one of the most successful hunters in the district’s python elimination program, where they not only killed three snakes, but then used a portable oven to cook up the meat atop the levee.

The three snakes killed by Ramsay and his team makes a total of 317 pythons “eliminated” in the past four months by the SFWMD Governing Board’s Python Elimination program, according to a press release distributed by the district.


The show airs Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Posted by Jim Turner.