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N.J. warns: Don't eat squirrel near dump
AP/Yahoo ^ | Thu Jan 25, 5:36 PM ET

Posted on 01/25/2007 7:24:08 PM PST by martin_fierro

N.J. warns: Don't eat squirrel near dump

Thu Jan 25, 5:36 PM ET

TRENTON, N.J. - 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.

"We've known for a long time something was wrong here, we just didn't know what it was," resident Myrtle Van Dunk said.

Residents and many environmental activists believe the lead comes from toxic waste, including paint sludge, dumped in the area by the Ford Motor Co. during the 1960s and early 1970s, from its now-closed car manufacturing plant in Mahwah.

Ford is removing thousands of tons of waste from a 500-acre former mining property in the Ringwood area. The site was recently relisted on the federal Superfund list, a ranking of the country's worst environmental dump sites, after multiple cleanups failed to remove all the sludge


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: jacksonwhites; joisey; leadsquirrels; nj; notagoodbreakfast

1 posted on 01/25/2007 7:24:11 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: SquirrelKing; 75thOVI; Abathar; albee; Alice au Wonderland; Amityschild; andie74; Andy'smom; ...

No amateurs, please.
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2 posted on 01/25/2007 7:26:52 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro
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3 posted on 01/25/2007 7:27:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: martin_fierro

We don't eat squirrel. Not an issue here ... .


4 posted on 01/25/2007 7:29:27 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: martin_fierro
Stay clear of the fish, too...
5 posted on 01/25/2007 7:29:51 PM PST by SirJohnBarleycorn
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To: martin_fierro; Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; ...
bump & a BANG!
6 posted on 01/25/2007 7:30:19 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: martin_fierro

see: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1773652/posts


7 posted on 01/25/2007 7:30:38 PM PST by xcamel (Press to Test, Release to Detonate)
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To: mikrofon; Charles Henrickson; aculeus; dighton; Thinkin' Gal; SquirrelKing; Constitution Day
advising that adults eat squirrel no more than twice a week and even less for children and pregnant women.

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8 posted on 01/25/2007 7:33:42 PM PST by martin_fierro (Pb Crazy)
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To: martin_fierro

The indians should build a casino and eat right. Squirrel meat is organic though sans lead.


9 posted on 01/25/2007 7:34:47 PM PST by afnamvet (It is what it is.)
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To: martin_fierro
Okay, I wont eat the squirrel there I PROMISE.. and it wont be too hard for this "boring" vegetarian.

This reminds me of a really hot guy I dated a few years back. A George Clooney look alike (a dead ringer).. A kayak, biking & fun friend,... but his profession was meat cutter (butcher).

I recall the definitive day when although the hormones were saying "YES".. he saw a squirrel running across the bank when we were kayaking & he said he was "drooling" & wanting to catch it & "eat it"...well, I knew this was NOT Mr. Right for me despite the other attributes that were powerful.

MF.. thank you for the regular great pings. Always interesting & alway fun
10 posted on 01/25/2007 7:35:23 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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11 posted on 01/25/2007 7:39:18 PM PST by digger48
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To: neverdem

I occasionally drive by the Ringwood exit on I-287. No more roadkill for me when I'm there from now on...


12 posted on 01/25/2007 7:41:17 PM PST by Pharmboy ([She turned me into a] Newt! in '08)
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To: martin_fierro; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; SandyInSeattle; Darksheare; OSHA; ..
South-baiters, note that this story is from NEW JERSEY.


13 posted on 01/25/2007 7:45:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: martin_fierro

Did they check to see if it was balancing weights on his new squirrel tires?

It could happen..........


14 posted on 01/25/2007 7:51:15 PM PST by Eaker (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: Pharmboy
I occasionally drive by the Ringwood exit on I-287. No more roadkill for me when I'm there from now on...

I was thinking of hunting. I wouldn't think of roadkill unless I witnessed a deer getting creamed. Hopefully, it won't be from my vehicle.

15 posted on 01/25/2007 7:51:38 PM PST by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: martin_fierro; Stoat

Definitely will give you gas.

16 posted on 01/25/2007 7:55:39 PM PST by SquirrelKing
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To: martin_fierro
Holy squirrelpuckey, Batman!

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17 posted on 01/25/2007 8:21:18 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Cagey

If you start glowing in the dark, we'll know why.

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18 posted on 01/25/2007 8:44:54 PM PST by Shimmer128 (An optimist is the human personification of spring.)
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To: SquirrelKing
Definitely will give you gas.
 

Lawd, when things like this start happening, it's a sign from God that you need to stay with the tried and true entrees....

 

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19 posted on 01/26/2007 3:30:52 AM PST by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2008: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Shimmer128
I usually get my squirrel pre-cooked when they fall off of high power lines.
20 posted on 01/26/2007 4:04:02 AM PST by Cagey
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To: martin_fierro; Slings and Arrows

Trans fats, lead paint chips, and now this. I am sick and freaking tired of these damn scientologists laying down the law on what I can and can not eat!


21 posted on 01/26/2007 7:19:11 AM PST by presidio9 (There is something wonderful about a country that produces a brave and humble man like Wesley Autrey)
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To: martin_fierro
N.J. warns: Don't eat squirrel near dump

Is it okay if I kill a dump squirrel, and then go home and eat it? What about muskrat, mole, and cockroach?

22 posted on 01/26/2007 7:50:20 AM PST by highimpact
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To: Slings and Arrows
South-baiters, note that this story is from NEW JERSEY.

New Jersey is further south than Ireland....

23 posted on 01/26/2007 11:41:16 AM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Irish_Thatcherite

Damn Yankee.


24 posted on 01/26/2007 12:18:14 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cork people are Dixies....


25 posted on 01/26/2007 12:30:21 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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YEEEEEEE-HAW!!!

26 posted on 01/26/2007 12:42:56 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cork people are crazy!


27 posted on 01/26/2007 1:25:40 PM PST by Irish_Thatcherite (A vote for Bertie Ahern is a vote for Gerry Adams!|What if I lecture Americans about America?)
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To: Pharmboy; Coleus
Kinda weird how I have had to swerve to avoid more fauna in New Jersey than when I lived in Washington. Driving the roads around here, I have had to avoid deer, wild turkey, muskrat, and opposum.

Of course, squirrels, like pigeons, are about as common to roadkill as kudzu on an old Lousiana barn.

28 posted on 01/27/2007 12:21:41 AM PST by Clemenza
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To: martin_fierro
Kinda makes you wonder what all the two-legged squirrels have been into...

Do they still have lead plumbing in D.C.?

29 posted on 01/27/2007 12:25:17 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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