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Agree but what if the delicacy was to be caught on by the rest of the US? Cooking methods perhaps needs changed to make it more desirable?
Originally posted by littled16
reply to post by hp1229
You may be joking, but there is a fish market about 10 miles from here where you can buy raccoon ready to cook, as well as rabbits and nutria. I have eaten raccoon growing up and while it isn't bad it is all dark meat and kind of greasy. It can fill your belly but isn't a meat of choice unless your options are slim.
Originally posted by intrepid
I have found the perfect weapon against these beasts. 5 iron. The 9 is too short and a driver takes all the sting out of the swing. 5 iron and they don't come back for a LOONNNGGGGGGGGGG time.
Originally posted by boymonkey74
Just a question...could you tame one If you found a baby? and have it as a pet?
Originally posted by watchitburn
reply to post by boymonkey74
My brothers girlfriend raised one.
It got very mean as it got older, I'm not sure what they did with it.
Originally posted by new_here
KDog... a laugh-out-loud opening number in this thread!!!
Ok, now let's get down to brass tacks, dear one.
I remember seeing a news story about the growing population of raccoons in certain parts of the US, and the serious implications. (The same day my husband said he saw a raccoon at the entrance to our neighborhood (rare for us) and it freaked me out a little.)
Anyway, they are one of the primary carriers of rabies, and there is something in their feces that can be dreadful if you come into contact with it. Something about, even when the feces is dry, if you try to sweep it up, 'spores' of something can become airborne and you could unknowingly breathe them in.
I can't find the exact information on that last statement, but here is a fact-sheet on diseases they can carry.
Be safe! Link