AUSTELL, GA (WGCL/CNN) - People at Six Flags Over Georgia participated in a cockroach eating contest to win a season pass to the amusement park.
On Saturday, those adventurous diners who successfully ate a Madagascar hissing cockroach won a 2012 season pass to the park.
A park spokesman says public health officials assured them the roaches are safe to eat.
The Madagascar hissing cockroach is among the largest species of cockroaches.
The cockroaches are usually about 2 to 3 inches long.
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