Animals

The San Antonio Zoo Will Name A Rat After Your Ex And Feed It To A Snake This Valentine’s Day

They're live-streaming the event so you can see the big moment even if you don't live in San Antonio!

Not exactly feeling in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day? If you feel more spiteful than sweet this year, the San Antonio Zoo will name a rat after your ex and feed it to a snake on Feb. 14. While it’s certainly a pretty dark way to celebrate cupid’s big day, it also actually sounds like a healthy way to channel some negative energy.

Once a snake has consumed a rat named after the one who scorned you, you just may find yourself feeling light as air and finally ready to move on — and it will only cost you $25. The zoo will also be live-streaming this event, so even if you don’t live in the San Antonio area, you will still be able to see for yourself that the deed is done.

If the stunt sounds super-satisfying but you’d prefer to drop a little less cash, for $5, you can get a cockroach named after your ex, which will also be fed to a bird or other zoo animal. This would be a great option for someone who ghosted you and really doesn’t deserve much of your energy.

The Texas zoo took to Facebook to announce their cheeky promotions on Feb. 3, and the post now has more than 1,000 reactions as well as more than 1,000 shares and more than 500 comments:

“This Valentine’s Day, we are hosting the first-ever ‘Cry Me a Cockroach’ event,” reads the post. “You can name a live cockroach, and we’ll serve it up as a snack to one of our animals. If your ex was a snake, you could even name a rat, and we’ll feed it to a reptile!”

What a clever name! The post directs interested parties to the site where you can purchase a cockroach or rat to be named, and it also provides information on how to live-stream the event on Facebook on Valentine’s Day.

Will you participate in Cry Me a Cockroach?