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sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 12:17 pm    Post subject: Edible Dormice  Reply with quote    

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23367983-details/Invasion+of+the+glis+glis/article.do

Apparently they have been upsetting the dinner parties of rich people

moonwind



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They must feed their puddy tats too well up that neck of the woods?

Mine catch and eat a "hamster" everyday, sometimes two or three.

Whether they are glis glis or not the cats expression after they have chomped the hapless prey is of bliss bliss

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Anyone got a good recipe then? What part of them do you eat, I wouldn't have thought they have much on them?

spanky



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And a 65-year-old millionaire in the village of Chipperfield said he had cut down seven of his treasured apple trees because they were a magnet for the creatures. probably parks his car/s there now , i wonder if planning permissions were refused because of the trees,,,he lives in chipperfield .perrhaps he should get a circus going for them .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

not on my menu .

dougal



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Anyone got a good recipe then? What part of them do you eat...

You don't, not now, 'cos they're protected.
I've a vague memory of the romans having them as barbecued finger food... a bit like guinea pig in the Andes.


What I don't understand is WHY they are a protected species, if its true that they are a recent, unauthorised introduction...???
For all the Shock! Horror! of the story, I'm not sure that they're spreading very fast. 200 sq miles (= 10m x 20m) around Tring... I think that's what was being said 20 years ago.

So its pretty unlikely that's what the cats of West Wales are stuffing themselves with...

dpack



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

anecdotal evidence has one in barnsley recently
the critter that bit her only matched one description

Tavascarow



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 06 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My cat killed one last year but it might have been an escaped captive but definately glis glis. They are still very rare down here.

moonwind



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 06 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
So its pretty unlikely that's what the cats of West Wales are stuffing themselves with...


I doubt it too, why the critters poor little trotters would be worn down to nothing by the time they reached oxfordshire probably!

The puddys that live in this part of West wales do not gove a fig where their "hamsters" come from so long as they are tasty.

Biggest puzzle is why do puddy's like to bring their hapless prey into the kitchen and proceed to decapitate them and crunch their heads up while staring at you as if you are about to nick the food from their mouths.

All I say to ours is "No wonder your breath smells like a warthogs armpit" Figure of speech of course as I have never even seen a warthogs armpit.

The Tring dormice would have to travel to London first to get here if they chose to travel by train, and if they chose that they would probably have become naturally extinct before arriving here.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 06 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dougal wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:
Anyone got a good recipe then? What part of them do you eat...

You don't, not now, 'cos they're protected.


Didn't the article mention they are being culled under licence? Surely if they are going to be culled, and poison has not been used, they could legally end up in the pot?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 06 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd like to personally apologise for this thread to our member Glis glis. It's not really polite to discuss which parts of them are edible

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 06 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


but a roman recipe was skinned gutted and stuffed with cream cheese n herbs then bbq ,i'll get me coat .
works with greys
i would like to meet one but too cute for dinner unless we are having nutloaf i've met lots of critters but not them yet either as observation,or interaction
im shocked at myself but import or no the look of them would stop me eating it (i eat some "ugly "things but as small cute and furry goes they have the look i cant eat

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