John Snell eats cricket king cake from Audubon "Bug Appétit"

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - John Snell embarked on an adventure in eating-- Carnival style.

Stephanie Joseph, Youth Volunteer Coordinator with the Audubon Zoo, brought a lizard named Leonard Smalls to the Fox 8 Studios to promote their program "Bug Appétit"

According to Audubon's website, insects are an important source of protein in many cultures and a culinary delight if cooked correctly.

At the zoo you can grab a seat and watch the chefs incorporate bugs into their dishes. Visitors can even sample some of their exotic creations, such as Cricket King Cake.

Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium is "enhancing" the signature delicacy of the Carnival season for those craving something a bit more exotic. Cricket king cake is available to sample in the museum's popular insect kitchen, Bug Appétit, through Lundi Gras.

Bug Appétit closes every day from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Watch John and Stephanie sample some of the cricket King Cake, and sample some yourself here.