Rattlesnake in Swedish stores

The French have their frogs legs and the Koreans are known for having dog on the menu. Now Sweden is starting to sell rattlesnake meat in local markets.

Rattlesnake meat is now being illegally imported from Belgium and appearing in ICA food stores and others around the country, according to TT. But snake meat needs special import permission from the National Food Administration.

“No type of request has come to us,” said Niklas Montell, spokesman and the food agency.

The environmental office at the municipality in Umeå didn’t know about rattlesnake meat being sold in its food stores.

“I had no idea,” said Robert Johansson, environmental inspector in the municipality.

“I didn’t think that existed at all. I will talk to my friends at the Food Administration about this, and there will definitely be discussions.”