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gregreeve



Joined: 19 Oct 2006
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Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:05 pm    Post subject: How do you feel about roadkill?  Reply with quote    

Ok Guys a question that I would love your opinion on. How do you feel about roadkill?

This morning I passed a lovely deer - it was dead and by the side of the road (next to some broken glass and a bit of bumper from the car that did the dirty). Now I travel this road to work every day so I know that guy is only a few hours old.....

Should I have stopped and put it in the boot?

Is there any common guidelines???

Cheers

Greg

2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Posts: 5349
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I don't know about any legal issues, I don't drive so it's unlikely to happen to me anyway. If I killed or could clearly tell that is how the animal died (hit by car in front etc) and knew it wasn't old then I would be happy it was safe to eat

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44269
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

This is a previous thread on the topic:

http://forum.downsizer.net/about244.html&highlight=roadkill

alisjs



Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 1497
Location: Conwy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

roadkill is the reason for my one and only meal of roast peahen!

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

alisjs wrote:
roadkill is the reason for my one and only meal of roast peahen!


What was it like?

alisjs



Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 1497
Location: Conwy
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

quite a while ago now, but I seem to remember it being v tasty...mildly gamey

jamsam



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 2560
Location: erm....i dont know, its dark.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

there is still a law on the statute book for england that states you cannot pick up an accidentally killed pheasent, but the next man behind you can...

jamsam



Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 2560
Location: erm....i dont know, its dark.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

apparently these are also still on the statute:



Men over 14 are meant to carry out 2 hours of longbow practice a week supervised by the local clergy.

It is illegal for two adult men to have sex in the same house as a third person.

Chelsea Pensioners may not be impersonated.

It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.

Any boy under the age of 10 may not see a naked manequin.

It is illegal to be a drunk in possession of a cow.

If someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your commode, you must let them enter.

It was illegal to sell goods on a Sunday, with the exception of carrots

London hackney cabs must carry a bale of hay and a sack of oats.

It is illegal to be drunk on Licensed Premises (pubs,bars etc.).

It is illegal for a Member of Parliament to enter the House of Commons wearing a full suit of armour.

Placing a postage stamp that bears the Queen (or King) upside down is considered treason.

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3897
Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 1:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd have popped it in the boot quick.
I did eat roadkill hare once - my oh hit it on the way out to work and she phoned me to say where I could find it.

doctoral



Joined: 19 Oct 2006
Posts: 697
Location: Now in Surrey ... I need a good avatar
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jamsam wrote:
apparently these are also still on the statute:

It is legal for a male to urinate in public, as long it is on the rear wheel of his motor vehicle and his right hand is on the vehicle.


I thought you also had to cry out 'In pain' - or something like it, 3 times...


Mary-Jane



Joined: 13 Jan 2005
Posts: 18397
Location: The Fishing Strumpet is from Ceredigion in West Wales
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 2:39 pm    Post subject: Re: How do you feel about roadkill? Reply with quote    

gregreeve wrote:
Should I have stopped and put it in the boot?


Defo - straight in the boot as we have done on a number of occasions before!

sally_in_wales
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Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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Location: sunny wales
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'd have picked it up without hesitation. We eat vast amounts of roadkilled pheasant every year but only rarely get a bumped deer. Just remember to go for the 'peel and select' approach rather than the 'gut and butcher' as mushy entrails can put you off that nights treat of panfried venison fillet slightly

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

it would be in my freezer now

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
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Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Nov 06, 06 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ps if it is fresh enough still to do so bleed out the carcase as soon as poss for better flavour and storage .
if the internal organs are really messed up it's best to stick with the muscle
beware grit / glass / bone splinters
eat well for free ,easy

KILLITnGRILLIT



Joined: 14 Sep 2006
Posts: 894
Location: Looking at a screen in the front room
PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 06 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I`ve done a few deer I`ve found at the road side,I always go on heat and smell.If it`s warm good!If there is no smell of poop even better.
If not skin and see where the bruises are and trim the meat,saving the bloody and bruised for the dogs/ferrets.
Get the meat chilled asap.

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