Roadkill...The Other White Meat...

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@twoey68 (13651)
United States
November 14, 2008 8:15pm CST
Ok, I saw this question in our local little paper and had to ask all you MyLot members what your answer to it would be. Just how desperate for food would you have to be to resort to eating roadkill??? Yup, we're talking about dog, cat, squirrel, rabbit, raccoon, possum, deer or skunk. Not three month old rotting roadkill but fresh roadkill...like same day roadkill. Would you just grab a shovel, scoop it up and take it home for dinner? Do you think your family would be thrilled at your craftiness or have you committed on the spot??? Personally, there's no way I could...I'm a huge animal lover and even if it is already dead I couldn't eat one of my furry friends. Just curious... [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
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@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That sounds like some good down home cooking... just pry that critter off the pavement and pick some of the fur out and throw it inn the pot. Lets see now, you can have it sun dried which is kinda like jerky, there's asphalt roasted, and sidewalk fried. Throw in a few hickory nuts and some wild cabbage and you have yourself a nice salad. You might want to take a little extra care with that skunk though, that smell might make it taste a little off....not to worry though, because a big helping of ketchup can fix about anything. so whether fry it, bake it, or stew it, roadkill is some good eating.... and if your lucky, one of those big trucks can tenderize the meat real good for you.
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• United States
15 Nov 08
LMAO!!! YUMMY SMELL !!! When do we eat?? LOL!
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• United States
18 Nov 08
I would have to say that the only way this would ever happen for me is if there was nothing else, as in end of the world, or no other food supply. I cannot even imagine.
@littleowl (7157)
16 Nov 08
Yuk no way Twoey..there is no way I could eat a road kill, am not into meat at the best of times so would have to find something like berries anything but a roadkill!!! hugs littleowl
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@mariposaman (2967)
• Canada
15 Nov 08
It depends on how hungry and desperate you are. I once saw a program of a homeless man in a city who ate the pidgeons. It made sense as they would be readily available and probably nutritious and good for a meal or two. I think it is more social convention and personal choice what animals we choose to eat and which ones we do not. Groundhog is a good animal to eat apparently but we do not. Rabbit are popular in europe and I have have eaten them in rabbit stew and found nothing to complain about. I understand squirrel is the same, but smaller. I would not eat smaller roadkill as they would be pretty much mushed, but around here deer roadkill are usually claimed. My brother is a hunter and regularly eats wild game like wild turkey, moose and deer. I would not like to hit a deer or a moose though with a car. The deer because it would damage your car and the moose because if you are in a car it could kill you. Moose stand quite tall and come through the windshield. 800 pounds coming through your windshield at 100 kph means you are pretty much a goner. You become the roadkill.
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@adeeb747 (100)
15 Nov 08
hi i like deer only
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• United States
15 Nov 08
Couldn't do it. I'd die first. Seriously...
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@SomeCowgirl (32265)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I think if I were really desperate I would eat a rabbit or maybe deer. I assume these animals are not rabies infested, I am not sure though. If I were to come home with it though, or rather my fiance and I as I don't know how to drive, I would think that his parents would not be to awfully weirded out by it, but I would think they'd prefer it to be hunted and killed, and not ran over and killed.
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@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
15 Nov 08
oh hell no!! but check this out...a chinese resturant in the Buffalo area apparently was busted recently for dragging in roadkill deer and cutting it up etc etc...I love chinese food..but I think it'll be a while before having it again after my husband shared that little tidbit wiht me
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
15 Nov 08
MAybe wuold a deer For that meat would go alondg way to feed a family of 5
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
15 Nov 08
i do like deer meat but would pefer to have it killed w/out being hit by a car.
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@Barbietre (1440)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Nope, sorry, I could just not bring myslef to do that. I love meat, but do not like wild animals or pets, yuck. I love dogs and cats and would not eat them if my life depended on it. I do not think I could ven eat rabbit stew. My Brother in law had a deer he shot and tried passing it off in a stew, but I knew right away.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
15 Nov 08
Ugh! I think I'm gonna be sick..Nothing and I mean nothing would get me to eat roadkill. I would eat grass first.Well I know some people still eat squirrels,ground hog,rabbits,possums, and deer. I won't though. But roadkill is a whole different matter then shooting and killing it yourself. Road kill can be diseased. But under no circumstances would I eat roadkill not even for a million dollars. I watched them do that on fear factor and was almost sick. If someone got roadkill even near me I would be outta their..a few years ago my dad asked me to fry the squirrel he shot and I agreed to thinking how it would effect me since I had never done it before. And it made me sick.. I chanted over and over it is chicken Becky it is chicken Becky while I washed and cooked it. I refuse to do something like that again. If my husband brought one home I be throwing out the door before he was 4 foot inside the house. Because just the thought of the animal it once was would run through my head and no way would I cook it tried that with the squirrel and don't want to do that again.
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@BarBaraPrz (22188)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Nov 08
You may have posted this 12 hours ago, but I'm just reading it now... at breakfast. Thanks.
• United States
15 Nov 08
YUMMY VISIONS HUH?? LOL!!!
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@BarBaraPrz (22188)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
15 Nov 08
Ye-ahh...
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
15 Nov 08
To be prefectly honest if I saw a deer just get hit and could cut the throat so it would bleed out and it was cold enough then yes I probably would. Way back in the day about 54 years ago my husband and I did hit a deer and we did bleed it out and took it home and put it in the freezer. I wouldn't eat any of those other animals that you mentioned. There really is a lot of plants that a person could eat and not go hunger if you learn where to look and what is safe. That would be my first route these days.
@deebomb (15322)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I ment 45 years ago.
@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
15 Nov 08
No way could I do that! For one, I'm an avid animal lover...I cry if I run over a chipmunk. And we know how many millions of those exist! Secondly, I get sick to my tummy at the site of roadkill. I can't imagine even trying to get anywhere near it. UGH!
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
18 Nov 08
I not only get sick to my stomach but burst into tears...I'd never be able to do it. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
• United States
15 Nov 08
I would never eat roadkill. I don't even like to touch raw meat...I am more into raw vegetables.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
18 Nov 08
One person said they'd eat grass first...I think that's what I'd do...bark, grass, anything...I'd become a vegetarian. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
15 Nov 08
No, I couldn't do it either, that just makes me sick thinking about it. I just hope times don't get that bad to where we have to resort to eating roadkill...
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I hope not too but I bet if it does 0bama will find a way to tax them LOL [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
15 Nov 08
One time when my dad come for a visit and on his way home a deer ran out and hit his truck and it killed the deer. My dad loaded it up and took it home with him for the freezer, it was winter time and cold so the meat stayed good. There is no way I would ever even think of eating dog, cat, raccoon, possum or skunk whether or not it was road kill.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
15 Nov 08
I've heard of alot of locals that will do that too if they hit a deer on the road...I couldn't but others actually like deer meat. [b]~~MY OWN PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF**[/b]
• United States
26 Nov 08
well i'm not sure what you'll think when i tell you this...But yes,i would definately put the deer in my car and take it home for some good cookin'!Depending on what it is,rabbit,if i hit it and it was still in good tact,elk,moose,whatever the case may be.And i wouldn't have to be starving.I live off the land baby!No cat or dog though,that's where i draw the line!
• United States
26 Nov 08
Yes I have had road kill before I knew it was called roadkill. Let me explain before you get grossed out. When we where growing up we lived near Yosemite National Park, yes you got it a lot of Deer and one time a bear. My dad hit a deer one time he did not mangle it to the point it was uneatable but enough to kill it. He loaded it up and took it home. He then hung it skinned it and we put it in the freezer. One other time a sheriff saw someone kill a bear and he called my dad to come and get it. You have to realize we where poor and that meat that would have been left on the side of the road to rot was now in our freezer. We where able to eat it and survive another winter. My did not got out and kill the deer on purpose it was an accident. My dad did not pick up any road kill he did not know how long it had been on the side of the road. He did not pick up anything else that was small either.