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N.J. Warns: Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump
Washington Times ^ | 1-25-07 | AP

Posted on 01/25/2007 11:24:31 AM PST by JZelle

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey has warned squirrel hunters near a toxic waste dump about consuming the critters because they could be contaminated with lead.

It is the first time the state has cautioned Ringwood residents - many who are members of the Ramapough Mountain Indian tribe who hunt and fish in the area - about their squirrel intake, said Tom Slater, a spokesman for the Department of Health and Senior Services.

A lead-contaminated squirrel was found in the area two months ago, prompting the agency, along with the state Department of Environmental Protection, to send out letters advising that adults eat squirrel no more than twice a week and even less for children and pregnant women.

Lead, which is harmful in small amounts, can damage the nervous system, red blood cell production and the kidneys.

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TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: ford; gardenstate; jacksonwhites; joisey; mahwah; newjersey; nj; ramapough; ringwood; sopranos; squirrel; superfund; superfundsite; thesopranos; toxicwaste; varmints
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Have fun with this!!
1 posted on 01/25/2007 11:24:33 AM PST by JZelle
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To: JZelle
Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump

Which one? Is it okay to eat the others?

2 posted on 01/25/2007 11:25:32 AM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: JZelle
From 1997...

Kentucky Doctors Warn Against a Regional Dish: Squirrels' Brains

3 posted on 01/25/2007 11:26:46 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: JZelle

N.J. Warns: Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump

But, what if they are just about to take a leak?


4 posted on 01/25/2007 11:26:50 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: JZelle

My brother gave me a hard time for hunting squirrel. "There just rats with furry tails".

All of my squirrels died of lead poisoning too.


5 posted on 01/25/2007 11:27:17 AM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Oh, yeah, and the rats, they're out too.


6 posted on 01/25/2007 11:27:48 AM PST by guppas (Kick their ass -- Take their gas!)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Oh, yeah, and the rats, they're out too.


7 posted on 01/25/2007 11:27:48 AM PST by guppas (Kick their ass -- Take their gas!)
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To: JZelle

Aren't Squirrels just RATS with bushy tails? (Libs with big hair? Hey it is Jersey!)


8 posted on 01/25/2007 11:28:36 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: JZelle

9 posted on 01/25/2007 11:29:33 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)
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To: JZelle
Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump

Can I take him home and eat him?

10 posted on 01/25/2007 11:29:48 AM PST by CaptRon (Pedecaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: JZelle

No cockroaches either.


11 posted on 01/25/2007 11:30:18 AM PST by albie
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To: JZelle

Also, be sure to avoid the yellow snow and p***ing on the electric fence...


12 posted on 01/25/2007 11:31:38 AM PST by mikrofon (Words to the Wise)
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To: JZelle

The squirrels are usually taxed to death by the time the Indians get to them. (NJ) BWAHAHAHAHA!! GET IT?!


13 posted on 01/25/2007 11:32:29 AM PST by albie
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To: JZelle

So I can eat children and pregnant women what, every four weeks or so?


14 posted on 01/25/2007 11:33:24 AM PST by DBrow
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To: JZelle
Squirrels in Cream Sauce

~ 2 squirrels, cleaned and cut into serving pieces
~ 1 medium onion -- finely chopped
~ 1/2 tsp leaf thyme
~ 1 - 4 oz can sliced mushrooms -- drained
~ 1 cup beef bouillon
~ 1 cup sour cream
~ 2 tbsp lemon juice
~ 3 tbsp flour
~ minced parsley

Soak squirrel in salted water overnight in refrigerator.
Remove squirrel pieces and rinse. Discard salted water.
Place squirrel, onion, thyme and mushrooms in a crock pot.
Pour in bouillon.
Cover and cook on "low" for 8 to 10 hours.
Remove squirrel to a warm platter.
Combine sour cream, lemon juice and flour. Stir sour cream mixture into crock pot. Turn on high and cook until thickened.
Spoon sauce over squirrel and sprinkle with parsley.
Serve and Enjoy!

15 posted on 01/25/2007 11:33:26 AM PST by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: JZelle

This article would be less amusing if the state were Kentucky, or Tennessee, or Arkansas.


16 posted on 01/25/2007 11:34:53 AM PST by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: JZelle

So, I will eat my squirrel near the lake instead, sheesh!.......


17 posted on 01/25/2007 11:35:24 AM PST by Red Badger (Rachel Carson is responsible for more deaths than Adolf Hitler...............)
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To: JZelle

Does it taste like chicken?


18 posted on 01/25/2007 11:36:48 AM PST by newconhere (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. zap)
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To: steveo
Soak squirrel in salted water overnight in refrigerator.

How do you get 'em to stay under?

19 posted on 01/25/2007 11:37:53 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: JZelle; Calpernia; frithguild; Sub-Driver
The best place to hunt squirrels in NJ is in Trenton.

They are attracted by the nuts in the legislature.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

20 posted on 01/25/2007 11:38:50 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: JZelle
warned squirrel hunters near a toxic waste dump about consuming the critters

... hence the word "toxic"!

21 posted on 01/25/2007 11:39:16 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: JZelle

22 posted on 01/25/2007 11:41:20 AM PST by andy58-in-nh
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To: Izzy Dunne

Well they're full of lead so I guess they just sink!


23 posted on 01/25/2007 11:41:28 AM PST by steveo (ADVERTISEMENT)
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To: JZelle

Where's that "May Contain Nuts" warning graphic?


24 posted on 01/25/2007 11:42:23 AM PST by Jeff Chandler ("... without victory there is no survival." - Winston Churchill)
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To: JZelle

You had me at "Don't Eat Squirrel."


25 posted on 01/25/2007 11:45:25 AM PST by bamahead
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To: steveo
The only squirrel I could eat
26 posted on 01/25/2007 11:45:44 AM PST by JZelle
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To: JZelle

squirrels - very stringy and very gamey - just had to try one - I'd have to be near starvation to eat another.


27 posted on 01/25/2007 11:48:14 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: WakeUpAndVote
An old timer once taught me, "You can't catch a squirrel in a rat trap".

At the time the squirrels were getting in my garden shed and ravaging my stocks of bird seed, actually eating through the 5 gallon plastic pails I used for storage.

I ignored the old man and bought the rat traps, which were like giant old fashioned mouse traps. I sat one outside the garden shed at the bottom of a white plastic 5 gallon pail. I scattered some black oil sunflower seeds around and in the pail.

I sat back on the deck to enjoy the show. In less than 5 minutes a squirrel took the bait. He gobbled up the seeds on the ground and hopped up on the rim of the bucket.

He dropped into the bucket, I heard a loud snap as the rat trap went off and the squirrel shot out of the bucket and at least 6 feet into the air.

I guess the old man was right.

28 posted on 01/25/2007 11:51:17 AM PST by TC Rider (The United States Constitution 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: JZelle

What if you take 'em home before you eat 'em?


29 posted on 01/25/2007 11:52:40 AM PST by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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To: steveo

Don't Eat Squirrel Near Dump

Go ahead punk! Try to stop me!

30 posted on 01/25/2007 11:55:27 AM PST by OldCorps
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To: JZelle

31 posted on 01/25/2007 11:56:45 AM PST by LexBaird (98% satisfaction guaranteed. There's just no pleasing some people.)
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To: JZelle
New Jersey has warned squirrel hunters near a toxic waste dump about consuming the critters because they could be contaminated with lead.

And these are the people who call US rednecks...???

32 posted on 01/25/2007 11:58:06 AM PST by pgkdan (Tolerance is the virtue of the man without convictions - G.K. Chesterton)
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To: Izzy Dunne
Soak squirrel in salted water overnight in refrigerator.
How do you get 'em to stay under?

It's Jersey, concrete goulashes.
33 posted on 01/25/2007 11:59:56 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote (Got towel?)
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To: JZelle; mother22wife21
Gotta watch out for the squirrels near toxic dumps.


34 posted on 01/25/2007 12:05:02 PM PST by Famishus (North of the equator, the Death Spiral is clockwise.)
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To: JZelle

Every squirrel I ever ate was contamined with lead, about two ounces of #7 16Ga.


35 posted on 01/25/2007 12:25:09 PM PST by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: JZelle

My husband's grandpa would go out and hunt squirrel, among other things, and make stew. My husband said he probably ate a lot of it as a kid before he knew just what grandpa was throwing in the stew....


36 posted on 01/25/2007 12:27:45 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: JZelle

Tony Soprano sez: "Don't eat da skwoils!"


37 posted on 01/25/2007 12:30:10 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Famishus
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38 posted on 01/25/2007 12:32:17 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

"Soak squirrel in salted water overnight in refrigerator.
How do you get 'em to stay under?

It's Jersey, concrete goulashes."

Nah, that's what you feed them in Hungary.


39 posted on 01/25/2007 12:42:58 PM PST by heartwood
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To: michigander

Isn't the guy on the right the one who was taken POW by Al Quaida? He sure gets around!


40 posted on 01/25/2007 12:47:19 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: OldCorps

It's not just a job, it's an adventure. ;-)


41 posted on 01/25/2007 12:49:11 PM PST by michigander (The Constitution only guarantees the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: LonePalm

Well, so much for dinner!

Now what should I make?


::oh look, a opossum!::


42 posted on 01/25/2007 12:50:48 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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Possum? I'd just as soon cook an armadillo. Crow sounds good by comparison.

'La bonne cuisine est la base du véritable bonheur.' - Auguste Escoffier
(Good food is the foundation of genuine happiness.)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

43 posted on 01/25/2007 12:58:21 PM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: LonePalm

I'll try your recipe if you can locate me an armadillo.


44 posted on 01/25/2007 1:00:38 PM PST by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Blue Jays; Huck; Pharmboy; Coleus; Exit148
Hi All-

Lots of people use Ringwood State Park / Skylands Manor due to its cool mountainbiking terrain and large acreage for hiking. There is a lake for swimming, but I have no idea whether it's natural or manmade. Never heard of or have witnessed anyone harvesting squirrels for eating. Doesn't sound too appetizing to me...

~ Blue Jays ~

45 posted on 01/25/2007 1:03:17 PM PST by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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"...eat squirrel no more than twice a week..."

Hello! Who the hell are these people? And why are they eating squirrel even once a week? Are there little known places in New Jersey where one can slip into a serious time-warp and wind up in some depressed hillbilly universe where squirrels and other 'critters' are the Saturday night menu specials?


46 posted on 01/25/2007 2:58:44 PM PST by Continental Soldier
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To: Continental Soldier

Yes, there truly are. There are parts of Hamburg Mountain that are downright scary. If you recall, a year or so ago a small plane crashed up that way and it took days to find it. Ppl were amazed that could happen in jersey, because all they know about jersey they learned from watching retarded hbo soap operas.


47 posted on 01/25/2007 4:29:35 PM PST by Huck (Soylent Green is People.)
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How do you get 'em to stay under?

Diving belts. Getting them into their little wet suits though can be tricky

48 posted on 01/25/2007 4:31:53 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (We must have faith For when it is all said and done, Faith manages. And the impossible is achieved)
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To: JZelle

Lord forgive me. I thought the headline said "Don't eat squirrel dumps".


49 posted on 01/25/2007 4:46:02 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: JZelle

But its so much easier to shoot the squirrels that glow in the dark..............


50 posted on 01/25/2007 7:57:06 PM PST by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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