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Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Deagle07, Jul 17, 2007.
Are groundsquirrels edible? Do they carry any weird diseases?
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.
a chicken wing has more meat than one of those rats .
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.