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Deagle07 07-17-2007 03:21 PM

Squirrel Eating
Are groundsquirrels edible? Do they carry any weird diseases?

FALPhil 07-17-2007 09:18 PM

Yes and possibly.

Anything that crawls, walks, runs, swims, or flies is edible. I have been is some pretty remote parts of the world, and you would be amazed at what people will eat, especially when they are hungry. That is why I call the animal rights movement a rich man's sport.

The vast majority of diseases can be cooked out of meat. The only ones I can think of that cannot are the transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, the most common of which results in Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. Fortunately, there are no known cases of rodents transmitting this disease via ingestion.

leland 08-15-2007 04:01 AM

a chicken wing has more meat than one of those rats .

A5Mag12 08-16-2007 05:30 AM

I can't see where they would taste much different that the cat and fox squirrels we have around here and they taste just fine.

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