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My kids' dad fed them badger

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Loulamummy · 15/11/2018 23:46

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 · 15/11/2018 23:48

He is homeless? Yet loled after the children?

Singlenotsingle · 15/11/2018 23:49

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Sugarsnappy · 15/11/2018 23:49

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 · 15/11/2018 23:51

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

Walkingdeadfangirl · 15/11/2018 23:51

Unless they are vegetarian, what the problem?

steff13 · 15/11/2018 23:51

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.

HarrietKettleWasHere · 15/11/2018 23:54

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

PickAChew · 15/11/2018 23:55

Did the stripes get stuck in their teeth?

steff13 · 15/11/2018 23:55

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

CheshireChat · 15/11/2018 23:56

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

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donajimena · 15/11/2018 23:56

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

HarrietKettleWasHere · 15/11/2018 23:56

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

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HarrietKettleWasHere · 15/11/2018 23:57

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

Eliza9917 · 15/11/2018 23:57

Wtf, what is fucking wrong with people??

KC225 · 15/11/2018 23:57

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

UpstartCrow · 15/11/2018 23:58

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

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

christmascalendars · 15/11/2018 23:58

Really 🙄

Loulamummy · 15/11/2018 23:59

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 · 16/11/2018 00:00

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

Loulamummy · 16/11/2018 00:00

Thanks Upstartcrow for checking that. I did wonder.

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pikachupoo · 16/11/2018 00:01

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

cheesybakedbean · 16/11/2018 00:01

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

HarrietKettleWasHere · 16/11/2018 00:02

In London? He has an undisturbed woodland campsite where he can hunt and cook the local wildlife, in London?

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