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Would You Eat Squirrel?

Living 2011/05/24 22:43:41
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Though squirrel has long been absent on North American menus, it was once a staple ingredient in several local cuisines, like Kentucky burgoo, and some backyard hunters are still fond of the strange meat.

That's why CNN's Eatocracy is calling squirrel the "chicken of the trees."

"Awwwwww!" you might coo. "But they're so adorable and sweet and and how could you be so very cruel as to eat the precious Disney fluffy-wuffy?"

Yup – they're all just darling until the day when you walk into your kitchen to find that one has gnawed through your window screen to make himself a snack of your tortillas. He's just there, lounging about on your table all bushy-tailed and cavalier until he spots you...and snarls...and then everything is a blur of tortillas and mange and horror.

There are plenty of squirrels in the world. You can stand to eat a few.


And because we know you're wondering just how much meat is on a squirrel, here's an appetizing snapshot of some fresh-out-the-tree squirrel meat.

world eat meat squirrel appetizing snapshot fresh-out-the-tree squirrel meat

Yum?

Read More: http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2011/05/20/give-squirrel-...

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  • nick n. 2011/05/25 03:07:18
    Yes
    nick n.
    +6
    I prefer rabbit and venison. As a youth I trapped racoon, muskrat, weasel and mink all of which can be skinned and eaten. I carried a gun on my trapline at age 12 long before the legislature banned it. If times get tough, how will you deal with an empty supermarket and worthless money?

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  • J. R. Haskew 2013/03/28 06:12:56
    Yes
    J. R. Haskew
    I grew up in a poor cotton farming family and hunted for food. Squirrel was a common and favorite breakfast meat, even the brains. You do what you have to do to survive and the squirrel is delicious.
  • munda 2011/06/18 09:18:18
    Yes
    munda
    When you're hungry you'll be suprised what you are willing and able to eat.
  • Mike 2011/06/18 03:55:41
    No
    Mike
    +1
    Nah... not interested
  • mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2011/06/08 05:41:08
    Yes
    mg's haven~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    I have but the person that gave it to snuck it on and didnt tell me until hours after i ate it. No i wasnt happy either.
  • sailor 2011/05/27 02:27:20 (edited)
    Yes
    sailor
    +1
    Yes. As a matter of fact I had squirrel this past weekend. That and other game that was harvested last fall. LOVE squirrel. A wonderful surprise as far as taste is concerned. Of note: I dropped the squirrels well into the forest. No towns, no houses for miles. They fed upon nuts, and berries. Making them very tasty!

    dropped squirrels forest towns houses fed nuts berries tasty squirrel gif
  • Karin 2011/05/26 06:21:17
    No
    Karin
    +2
    never!
  • darby 2011/05/26 05:42:27
    No
    darby
    +1
    u dont have anything bigger then d@,id prefer pork...its big and will satisfy my hunger...
  • solomic... darby 2011/05/26 05:43:36
    solomichael49
    No wonder u're fat like hellllllll.....humangus..giga...
  • darby solomic... 2011/05/26 05:46:17
    darby
    yep.....fod will shape you,,,ei...no wonder you tiny like the squirrel...
  • Ifemi 2011/05/26 05:25:55
    No
    Ifemi
    +2
    big rats OMG are you kidding
    no way
  • Theresa 2011/05/26 01:07:22
    No
    Theresa
    +2
    Heavens no!
  • terrking24 2011/05/26 00:14:01
    Yes
    terrking24
    +1
    why not, im always down to try something new
  • HiYa 2011/05/26 00:08:09
    No
    HiYa
    +1
    If I got hungry enough I would, let's pray it never comes down to that.
  • solomichael49 2011/05/25 23:51:59
    No
    solomichael49
    +2
    eewwww....its disgusting......
  • darby solomic... 2011/05/26 05:39:39
    darby
    hey Vanua Levu people has something similar to d@,theyuse to eat,its call "kalavo"or rat...ummmmm yummie////////////////
  • luigi1- in god we trust 2011/05/25 22:41:22 (edited)
    Yes
    luigi1- in god we trust
    +1
    Maybe, if the economy keeps on headed in the same direction, definitely.

    It's cheaper than Alpo or Gravey Train & much tastier.
  • mariabk 2011/05/25 21:52:39
    No
    mariabk
    +2
    no thank you
  • Ghostfinder 2011/05/25 21:20:13
    Yes
    Ghostfinder
    +1
    Red squirriel with gravy MMMM-MM good stuff. Ifn we wasn't supossed to eat them they wouldn't taste so good. Nothing better than bald eagle eggs and squirrel for breakfast. Almost as good as the Manate Steak I had down in Florida that one time.
  • Sonny 2011/05/25 20:37:43
    No
    Sonny
    +1
    What kind of heartless monster would eat our furry little friends?!, what's happening to the world, have you guys watched the Michael Jackson Earth song?! Oh Dear, this is so disturbning to me personally and i've decided to lobby a petition against this monterous act! this is pure evil! This is why judgement day is inevitable!
  • GayButNowFree 2011/05/25 20:37:25
    Yes
    GayButNowFree
    +1
    Squirrels are rats with bushy tails. I did eat one once - not voluntarily - but when I was dropped by parachute in a very remote location for training when I was in a specials military unit. It tastes like sh*t, but when you're hungry, it's amazing what you'll eat.
  • Tinman 2011/05/25 20:30:10
    Yes
    Tinman
    +2
    part of our diet here in the country, fat and juicey. Hmmmmm
    diet country fat juicey hmmmmm cooked squirrel
  • Junior ... Tinman 2011/05/25 20:32:37
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
    +1
    You ever tried them with boiled okra with tomato sauce before? OMG, I thought when my grandma made that, I had died and gone to heaven.
  • Tinman Junior ... 2011/05/25 20:35:09
    Tinman
    +1
    actually I had it that way with a friend of mine from West Virginia, his mom cooked it like that and added fresh baked corn bread and redeye peas.
  • Junior ... Tinman 2011/05/25 20:36:41
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
    +1
    what I wouldn't give to live back east on the farm back there.
  • Tinman Junior ... 2011/05/25 20:41:58
    Tinman
    +1
    I am fortunate in that I live out in the boondocks, game everywhere. Hell last year I actually shot a fat doe out my kitchen window during the season. Good thing to it was 12 below zero that morning. LOL
  • Billyk75 2011/05/25 20:27:25
    Yes
    Billyk75
    +2
    After they were skinned and cooked.
  • Mariisole 2011/05/25 20:01:19
    Yes
    Mariisole
    +1
    last option whatsoever
  • william 2011/05/25 19:30:27
    Yes
    william
    +3
    right now.smothered in gravy, and onions.
  • wulfsong 2011/05/25 19:20:51
    Yes
    wulfsong
    +2
    But I'd rather eat beaver.
  • Lea Mirton 2011/05/25 19:02:06
    No
    Lea Mirton
    +1
    Cow, Pig, Lamb and some Fish. That's as far as I'll go.
  • wolf-weasel 2011/05/25 18:40:52
    Yes
    wolf-weasel
    +2
    cute things are tasty!
  • dave b 2011/05/25 18:37:12
    Yes
    dave b
    +3
    I would definitely try it. I have a feeling that soon we'll be forced to fend for ourselves anyway, so you might as well get used to hunting and eating your own food.
  • Keen Tojones 2011/05/25 18:32:59
    Yes
    Keen Tojones
    +1
    I have eaten squirrel before. My dad was an idiot hunter. What would you expect?
  • Ghostfi... Keen To... 2011/05/25 21:23:29
  • Keen To... Ghostfi... 2011/05/25 21:28:58
  • Dave Brewster 2011/05/25 18:24:27
    Yes
    Dave Brewster
    +2
    Of course. I don't miss a chance. Damn good eating. Beats store bought anything. Like most wild game animals, just wait until after the first good freeze/frost, and the potential for worms is eliminated.
  • Tinman Dave Br... 2011/05/25 20:37:14
    Tinman
    Best time to hunt them
  • kartoshka 2011/05/25 18:06:16
    No
    kartoshka
    +2
    it wouldn't satisfy my carnivorous thirst
  • T. James H 2011/05/25 17:49:38
  • Tinman T. James H 2011/05/25 20:37:48
    Tinman
    I'll be right over. LOL
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