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    Do you eat squirrels

    "you nae be needing these no more"
    I said as I slipped the knife through the cord

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    Yep. First mouthful of meat my daughter sank her milk teeth into was finely chopped squirrel. Wasn't planed for future shock value just happened that way.

    Damn fiddly to get off the bone but well worth it when cooked as per the Floyd recipe I put up here recently.

    Nothing like rabbit.

    K

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    Yes have done, only ever used the back end, as I recall there's a recipe called Brunswick stew. Good eating really if you consider what they eat.

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    Yes. Having it tonight in a mixed stew sort of thing with rabbit and pheasant.
    My wife's experimental recipe. Should be good.

    ​Richard

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    Yes, if it is fresh shot that day, I have and would. I like mine grilled. Wrap each part (four x legs + saddle) in slice of bacon. Grill five minutes, turn, grill ten minutes, turn again grill for final five minutes. Very nice. Or omit the bacon and instead smother in a whole grain mustard and bake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enfieldspares View Post
    Yes, if it is fresh shot that day, I have and would. I like mine grilled. Wrap each part (four x legs + saddle) in slice of bacon. Grill five minutes, turn, grill ten minutes, turn again grill for final five minutes. Very nice. Or omit the bacon and instead smother in a whole grain mustard and bake.
    Sounds good. Shall try that.

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    Yep, back legs and loin, egged and floured, fried with a hazlenut based dip and a chilli dip.

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    Have done but not any more ...

    Grey squirrels are known to carry rabies (there was a well publicised case in the US last autumn) and murine typhus, they are also known reservoir hosts for bubonic plague, all these are notifiable diseases in the UK.

    Grey squirrels can also carry encephalomyocarditis, toxoplasmosis, tularemia, leptospirosis and ringworm, all of which are transmissible to humans.

    They can also carry endemic relapsing fever & western encephalitis, however both these are rare in Britain and Europe.

    More than enough grounds for the re-establishment of a 'national cull'.


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    Yes I have tried it and fed it to my family - it was perfectly delicious. And, by the way, if you want to know how they taste? NUTTY!
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