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To: shrinkermd
I ate armadillo when I was undergoing survival training in the USAF. A mite greasy but ok when you haven't eaten for a day, or so. It tasted like pork.

Bayou natives in Louisiana export thousands of pounds of Nutria meat to France every year. For those not familiar with them, Nutria are large aquatic rat-like creatures.


43 posted on 12/01/2006 3:06:07 PM PST by CholeraJoe (Spork weasels ain't afraid of nuthin' but running out of sardines.)
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To: CholeraJoe
For those not familiar with them, Nutria are large aquatic rat-like creatures.

At one point, Louisiana cops were encouraged to use nutria for target practice. They were raised on fur ranches until a hurricane blew the pens open, and they've thrived unchecked in the bayoux and started invading the cities. As if they weren't creepy enough otherwise, they have bright orange teeth. Orange. I am not making this up.

In another bid to reduce the supply by increasing the demand, New Orleans chefs were encouraged to create nutria dishes a few years ago. I think both Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Legasse made contributions to the effort. Apparently, it only caught on among -- big surprise -- the French.

In a sort of related note, the Catholic Church in some parts of South American has officially declared the Capybara, the world's largest rodent, to be a fish. They live along and in rivers and look like miniature hippos more than anything. Declaring them a fish was important because it allows devout Catholics to enjoy Capybara meat, a favorite local delicacy, during Lent.

64 posted on 12/01/2006 3:25:59 PM PST by ReignOfError
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