Would you eat "fresh" roadkill?

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  1. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

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

    1. 6hotfingers3 profile image60
      6hotfingers3posted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ..you bet!   :-)

  2. qwark profile image56
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    This is a very important subject!
    Why no replies?

  3. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

    If I was deserted and starving, sure.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      bo:
      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 7 years ago

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

    1. Druid Dude profile image59
      Druid Dudeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Define roadkill: Pancake roadkill...no.

      1. profile image0
        DoorMattnomoreposted 7 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 image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

  5. Karis29 profile image48
    Karis29posted 7 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 image82
    timorousposted 7 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 image59
    ilmdamailyposted 7 years ago

    Absolutely.

    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 image56
      qwarkposted 7 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 image87
    camloposted 7 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 image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

  9. mega1 profile image78
    mega1posted 7 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 image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. mega1 profile image78
        mega1posted 7 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 image56
          qwarkposted 7 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 image90
    Hugh Williamsonposted 7 years ago

    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/3987635_f248.jpg

    mmmmmmmm ... no thanks.

    1. qwark profile image56
      qwarkposted 7 years agoin reply to this

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

 
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