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If you were driving down a quiet road and accidentally killed a pheasant...

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DrunkenSailor Tue 20-Feb-07 17:16:03

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danceswithnewboots Tue 20-Feb-07 17:16:23

er. no.

colditz Tue 20-Feb-07 17:17:57

One I hit - yes, it would be fresh. One already dead - no, could have been their weeks with alsorts chewing its belly.

coppertop Tue 20-Feb-07 17:17:59

I read the title as "peasant".

HappyDaddy Tue 20-Feb-07 17:18:32

colditz, you have such a way with words.

Pruni Tue 20-Feb-07 17:18:54

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castlesintheair Tue 20-Feb-07 17:19:49

Isn't there some rule that you can only take it if you haven't hit it?

Oati Tue 20-Feb-07 17:19:54

Pruni - I thought that as well, but can't remember why I think it IYKWIM

DrunkenSailor Tue 20-Feb-07 17:20:22

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AitchTwoOh Tue 20-Feb-07 17:20:25

pmsl coppertop. either way, i'm with colditz. pheasant stew with celery... yum.

Oati Tue 20-Feb-07 17:20:26

and Castleintheair as well

Whoooosh Tue 20-Feb-07 17:20:31

We came upon one once when my Mum was driving.We screeched to a halt and I jumped out to see if I could help it but it was dead.As I gently laid it on the vverge,my shouted-put it in the boot,the fox can have it for dinner
This was a t a time when we fed our local foxes to stop them eating our rabbits but said fox had got so lazy he didn't want to have to deal with all the feathers.We ended up burying it...

suzycreamcheese Tue 20-Feb-07 17:20:58

think i'd cry...

but if i ate meat and knew what to do i would take least not died in vain...

HappyDaddy Tue 20-Feb-07 17:21:05

Why would it be legal to take something someone ELSE has hit? is it to deter people from running stuff over? also that we'd think it too gross if it's been sitting there all maggoty for ages?

jesus, think i'll go to the butcher's!

IntergalacticDave Tue 20-Feb-07 17:22:11

I wouldn't, purely because you don;t know if the animal has been poisoned or is diseased etc.

Also, I agree with Pruni, I think it's against the law to pick up road kill you've killed yourself

DrunkenSailor Tue 20-Feb-07 17:22:22

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Pruni Tue 20-Feb-07 17:22:36

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KathyMCMLXXII Tue 20-Feb-07 17:22:45

We hit one on Sat, and my parents were right behind us so they could have had it, and I do know how to gut and pluck etc.... but I knew dh would grumble so I didn't say anything.
So in answer to OP - in theory yes but in practice no!

HappyDaddy Tue 20-Feb-07 17:23:22

Not sure I'd fancy peeling it though. Especially if it was looking at me.

ProfYaffle Tue 20-Feb-07 17:23:50

Did anyone see 'The Roadkill Chef' the other week? Featured a chap who only eats roadkill, badgers, squirrels, all kinds. He took over a pub for the evening and served roadkill to the customers <barf>

According to him you can only take stuff killed by other drivers.

Piffle Tue 20-Feb-07 17:23:56

I'd go back and reverse over it and then drive over it again ad infinitum.
one flew into my DP on his motorbike 3 yrs ago, nearly killed him.
I have no sympathy for pheasants
I'm far too squeamish to collect roadkill, but it would make excellent pet food if you could be arsed
Which I couldn't
Hence plan B as detailed above...

DrunkenSailor Tue 20-Feb-07 17:24:59

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castlesintheair Tue 20-Feb-07 17:25:31

Delia (I think) has a lovely casserole recipe which my DM used to do when she, ahem, bought pheasant.

HappyDaddy Tue 20-Feb-07 17:25:36

It doesn't taste like old tires, then?

DrunkenSailor Tue 20-Feb-07 17:26:50

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