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.
Damned straight! Why waste good food?
I love venison!
No way! You don't know what kind of disease those animals carry. I would not recommend anyone to even attempt it. lol
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
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 ;-)
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.
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!
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!
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