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Fri., July 30, 2010, noon

High Noon: Squirrel: It’s what’s for dinner

Those who malign North Idaho residents as redneck-squirrel-eaters, may be surprised to learn that a London grocer plans to offer this delicacy.
There's two schools of thought when it comes to squirrels. The first sees these back garden bandits as a nuisance. They view these rodents as the petty crook of the animal kingdom. A sort of street criminal-type bully. A rat with a bushy tail.

The second school of thought suggests they are geniuses of light-fingered looting. The gentleman thief of nut-nickery, charmingly bounding about regaling wrens and blue tits with tales of heroic Butch Cassidy-esque antics.

Which ever way you look at them, now you can eat them. That's because one branch of Budgens in Crouch End, North London, has decided to sell squirrel meat for its customers delectation -- sparking criticism from animal rights campaigners. Read more. Tom Cullen, Asylum.com

 

Would you? Could you? Have you, eaten squirrel?







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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.







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