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monkeynuts10 Thu 19-May-16 22:17:34

On a camping trip last week, we cooked a dead rabbit in the woods, thinking back was it a good thing to do, because it may have had a disease?

hz Fri 20-May-16 09:44:08

Not really advisable to eat things where the cause of death is unknown. However, you've survived so I wouldn't panic. Just don't do it again! Road kill is kind of alright though.

monkeynuts10 Fri 20-May-16 17:18:08

Which road kill is the best to bbq (Fox)?

hz Sat 21-May-16 22:39:44

Ha! I have no idea. Not something I'd try personally but some people seem to think its's a good idea.

www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/10375201/Eat-roadkill-says-new-face-of-the-RSPB.html

NettleTea Sun 22-May-16 00:15:43

its not a good idea to eat meat that you do not know how long it has been dead, or how it died.
Its possible that it could have died from poison or infection, it also could have been hanging around too long and have flied laying eggs in it or started to rot, or the stomach may have swollen and burst tainting the meat.

Roadkill I believe is only really recommended if you happen to see it killed, or travel a road regularly and know it wasnt there earlier. Again you need to make sure it was a 'clean' kill and its guts arent all squished inside making the flesh rotten.

No.. dont eat foxes. Pheasant, duck, any game bird. Rabbits (although be aware that they could be mixxi and thats why they got hit, deer, and possibly a squirrel, although they can be pretty rank unless they are old.

not fox. not badger. Not next door's cat.

NettleTea Sun 22-May-16 00:16:32

sorry, squirrels are rank if they ARE old

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