Hallandale Beach alligator processor turns pythons from the Everglades into leather products

For some Burmese pythons captured in the Everglades, the end of the line is a building in a warehouse district of Hallandale Beach.

All American Gator, which turns alligators into meat, belts, shoes and wallets, is the closest thing South Florida has to a python-processing plant. It was here that Josh Zarmati brought two pythons he caught in the Everglades.

Brian Wood, the company’s president, was waiting. He has processed three snakes so far and anticipates more from the state-sanctioned python hunt that started last week and runs through April 17 in sections of the Everglades in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

Wood opened a flat plastic container and pulled out a 7-foot python he caught near a levee. He placed the snake on the cement floor as journalists’ cameras clicked, allowing the snake to coil around his arm and bite his Kevlar-coated snake-handling boots.

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About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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2 Responses to Hallandale Beach alligator processor turns pythons from the Everglades into leather products

  1. JD Hartzel says:

    Im speechless this is horrible as herpers we fought for years to stop the skin trade and now they are doing in florida these animals are invasive species but still have a right to live.

  2. Justin Copp says:

    I just don’t understand how he can call himself a reptile breeder and then make a public spectacle out of slaughtering one. He obviously has no passion for reptiles and should be ashamed of his actions.

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