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cab



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 11:57 am    Post subject: Road Kill  Reply with quote    

I've always been a little tentative about eating roadkill. The twice I've eaten it, it's been something I've just seen hit; the first one was a pheasant that was rear ended by a car two in front of one I was in as a passenger, and the second was also a pheasant, clipped by a car as it tried to fly low over a road, landing not far from me as I walked along the footpath.

Both were delicious.

Is there anything else that might be worth chewing on? What else is edible and good? What do I -really- need to avoid and why?

alison
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 12:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Road Kill Reply with quote    

Cab wrote:
What do I -really- need to avoid and why?


squashed maggoty ones. sorry I couldn't resist.

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Rabbit, pheasant, woodpigeon, partridge, deer maybe.

Personally, unless I had seen it getting walloped I would be dubious about eating it.

Plus, I wouldn't eat a rabbit that lived in obvious proximity to a major road.

cab



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 12, 04 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy, I just ate a steak from a bulock that lived within mooing distance of the A14. Best steak I've had in a long time. Why should eating a rabbit from close to a similar road be an issue?

Gervase



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 04 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've still got some muntjac in the freezer that was picked up from a back road in Bucks. If it's still warm, I can't see a problem, though a mangled carcasse isn't as pleasant to deal with as a clean side-swipe. One thing to watch, though, is that blunt trauma gets a lot of blood into the tissues near the impact, which can make the meat dark and bitter. You may have to sacrifice some of the meat to the dog (but watch out for bone splinters).

Legion



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 04 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Never ever eat yourself or feed to your pets ROAD KILL. The animal could look harmless enough BUT, it may have been left as bait by a gamekeeper or similar and contain poison, it could have been poisoned which slowed it down hence it got run over, there are and a hundred million other reasons, why not to pick up and eat road kill. BEWARE!!!I wold never touch it let alone pick it up - the only time I pick up road kill , is if its fresh, an 'otter or similar' (got 3 in my freezer at the moment) and worthy of taxidermy..otherwise leave it where it is.
Legion.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 04 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

oi one of thems mine

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You should eat road kill if you killed it yourself!!!

Legion



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

even if it might have been poisoned? silly comment - never eat road kill - period!! or feed it to your animals. The risk just isnt worth it, it may appear healthy, indeed it may be healthy, but its just not worth it on a gamble.

tahir



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 09, 04 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I thought that was pretty sound advice from Legion there, I hadn't even thought of that.

High Green Farm



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 04 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Can I make an obvious comment here. If you were responsible for the kill, then why wouldn't you eat it? Surely there is no more chance that the pheasant that you hit with the car is poisoned, than the pheasant that you shoot on your land is?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 04 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cab wrote:
Jonnyboy, I just ate a steak from a bulock that lived within mooing distance of the A14. Best steak I've had in a long time. Why should eating a rabbit from close to a similar road be an issue?



Same reason I wouldn't pick wild plants from roadside verges, there could be a concentration of pollutants from exhausts etc. I may be wrong but it would seem prudent.

cab



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 04 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy, ever notice all the farm-fields along by all of the major roads in the country? It's unavoidable.

To set your mind at rest, or at least to get the best info you can on this, take a gander at:

http://www.food.gov.uk/science/surveillance/maffinfo/2000/maff-2000-199

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 04 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's useful. It's interesting that wild blackberries still contain less pollutants than farmed ones.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 04 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Jonnyboy wrote:
It's interesting that wild blackberries still contain less pollutants than farmed ones.


You're joking

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