Would you eat "fresh" roadkill?

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  1. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 12 years ago

    ...I'd say, it depends on the species.
    How about you?

    1. 6hotfingers3 profile image60
      6hotfingers3posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If I saw the roadkill (deer) hit by the vehicle. The answer is yes.

      1. qwark profile image60
        qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        ..you bet!   :-)

  2. qwark profile image60
    qwarkposted 12 years ago

    This is a very important subject!
    Why no replies?

  3. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 12 years ago

    If I was deserted and starving, sure.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ya can't think of a better reason?
      How about, if it's edible, pickin' it up and donating it to those who feed the poor?

  4. profile image0
    DoorMattnomoreposted 12 years ago

    I have. It was deer. Can't beat 30 pounds of free meat.

    1. Druid Dude profile image60
      Druid Dudeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Define roadkill: Pancake roadkill...no.

      1. profile image0
        DoorMattnomoreposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I was in the car that hit it. I felt bad, he just leapt out and basicly landed on our car. No way to avoid it. Its neck was broken, it died instantly. The cops said we could tag it (for free) and keep it. Since it had been freshly killed, we knew it was ok. It least it wasnt a compelte waste of life.
        I wouldn't eat something I just found on the road. I did meet man tho, who collects porcupine road kill, and uses the quills for art.

    2. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Damned straight! Why waste good food?
      I love venison!

  5. Karis29 profile image55
    Karis29posted 12 years ago

    No way! You don't know what kind of disease those animals carry. I would not recommend anyone to even attempt it. lol
    "Just saying"....

  6. timorous profile image81
    timorousposted 12 years ago

    I'd probably feel so sorry for the critter, I just wouldn't have the heart to, especially if I was the cause of it.

    There's also the concern over what other residue might have been on the road or the vehicle at the time, or what diseases, if any the critter may have.  Can't be too careful neutral

  7. ilmdamaily profile image68
    ilmdamailyposted 12 years ago


    Found a pheasant on the side of the road not that long ago. Hit by a car presumably, still warm. Carcass in good condition. Plucked, gutted and washed, wrapped in foil with some herbs and thrown in a fire. Brilliant. Very fragrant meat.

    Concerns over disease are generally unfounded. A little common sense is all that's needed. If the animal has been spread across the road then - of course - it's not fit to eat. But if you find an animal in good condition and are reasonably confident that it was killed by a vehicle, then go for it. A dead animal in the middle of nowhere...that's a different story. 

    Investigate the state of the animal's liver and kidneys if you're concerned about any disease - it's usually pretty obvious if an animal was killed by illness.

    Bon appetit ;-)

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ...be careful of rabbits in the summer with boils.
      Pheasant is delicious. I've shot and eaten many of them!

  8. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 12 years ago

    I couldn't possibly. I even find it hard to prepare to cook a chicken, because I can actually see what it is. A piece of meat of some description that doesn't actually resemble a dead animal (like Lady Gaga's dress, for example) is okay (not that I'd have eaten it). But to see a poor, dead animal that's been run over, then take it home to eat - no, I couldn't.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ...then the insects, coyotes and buzzards will be well fed due to your "queezyness." (spelling..lol).

  9. mega1 profile image69
    mega1posted 12 years ago

    I could not eat Lady GaGa's dress - no.  But fresh, very fresh roadkill I could eat - almost anything except skunk, if dressed and cooked properly and if I was hungry enough.  Venison - always!  mmmmmm!

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Mega..you are my kinda person!   :-)

      1. mega1 profile image69
        mega1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        the secret is marinating it for 1/2 a day in spices and good red wine! then, depending on the cut grill on my Forman Grill - or slow cook in a crock pot with more wine and later add veggies - hungry again and I just ate!

        1. qwark profile image60
          qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          ..ya very seldom hit 'em but squirrel and muskrat are delicious in a stew. Ya gotta pressure cook the squirrel first, they are tougher'n hell. But muskrat is just like a small rabbit....deeeelishus....:-)

  10. Hugh Williamson profile image77
    Hugh Williamsonposted 12 years ago


    mmmmmmmm ... no thanks.

    1. qwark profile image60
      qwarkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      hahahaha   I'll pass! (double yellow lines...illegal as hell.)  :-)


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