My kids' dad fed them badger

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Loulamummy Thu 15-Nov-18 23:46:53

I'm not joking. We are separated and he sees them for the day once every few weeks. Last week he took them for the day in London and when I picked them up they told me, very casually, that Daddy had given them badger with rice for lunch. He had sent me a picture a few days earlier of a dead badger so it is totally plausible, and given that he has been homeless for the last couple of years and often 'lives off the land' I am certain he would not think twice about eating a badger. He told the kids that he steamed the meat for 4hrs but now i'm really worried about the whole TB thing. They seem fine but not sure if I should get them checked out. Any words of wisdom?

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C0untDucku1a Thu 15-Nov-18 23:48:27

He is homeless? Yet loled after the children?

Singlenotsingle Thu 15-Nov-18 23:49:19

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Sugarsnappy Thu 15-Nov-18 23:49:26

I honestly don't know, I've never heard anything like it before! Where did he even get the badger from, and do you know if he killed it or if it was already dead? I'd guess if they're feeling ok then they're probably ok, although I'd speak with a doctor/111 to check.

LikeARockhopper Thu 15-Nov-18 23:51:43

I'm not sure badgers taste that good. Squirrel and hedgehog are more traditional fayre...

Walkingdeadfangirl Thu 15-Nov-18 23:51:53

Unless they are vegetarian, what the problem?

steff13 Thu 15-Nov-18 23:51:55

I am not much of a game eater, so I wouldn't know. I'd feel better about it if he hunted it and killed it himself, rather than picking it up off the road, though.

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HarrietKettleWasHere Thu 15-Nov-18 23:54:46

Aren’t your kids old enough to say ‘ugh Dad that’s gross I’m not eating badger?’ confused

PickAChew Thu 15-Nov-18 23:55:17

Did the stripes get stuck in their teeth?

steff13 Thu 15-Nov-18 23:55:27

Maybe they wanted to eat it. Some people like weird food. 🤷

CheshireChat Thu 15-Nov-18 23:56:04

Where and how did he steam the meat if he's homeless?

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donajimena Thu 15-Nov-18 23:56:22

Nothing wrong with badger. It needs to be slow cooked though.

HarrietKettleWasHere Thu 15-Nov-18 23:56:35

I’m very intrigued about he managed to prepare a feast of steamed badger whilst being homeless.

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HarrietKettleWasHere Thu 15-Nov-18 23:57:24

It’s weird as OP has a very banal posting history, then went rogue with badger and rice.

Eliza9917 Thu 15-Nov-18 23:57:31

Wtf, what is fucking wrong with people??

KC225 Thu 15-Nov-18 23:57:42

Is your ex Hugh Fairly Longname and did you used to live in River Cottage?

UpstartCrow Thu 15-Nov-18 23:58:19

Interestingly, eating badgers is not on the list of prohibited activities.

www.gov.uk/guidance/badgers-protection-surveys-and-licences

christmascalendars Thu 15-Nov-18 23:58:39

Really 🙄

Loulamummy Thu 15-Nov-18 23:59:25

I am so seriously not joking. The kids are 7 and 9 and said they really liked it. I wouldn't be concerned except that badgers often carry TB. Their dad has set up a 'camp' with cooking facilities etc. in the woods somewhere.

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CoachBombay Fri 16-Nov-18 00:00:13

Yummm badger and rice Thursdays, beats vole and couscous Tuesday's!

Loulamummy Fri 16-Nov-18 00:00:20

Thanks Upstartcrow for checking that. I did wonder.

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pikachupoo Fri 16-Nov-18 00:01:07

Why are you sending your kids for contact "in the woods somewhere?"

cheesybakedbean Fri 16-Nov-18 00:01:46

Provided the badger was sourced from within the M25, ie Urban badger, they’ll be fine. I wouldn’t trust rural badger though....

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