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What do you folks think of Road Kill Paleo ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 05, 2011 at 3:02 AM

Road Kill paleo is/would be eating roadkill. Squirrel, Rabbit, Snake, Deer, Elk, Mouse, possum?, coon, etc. If its a fresh kill you get an animal that ate locally what it was suppose to, no steroids/hormones/AB.

Add in anything that is green from the farmers market.

Eat only fruit you can actually find and pick in your neck of the woods that grows wild.

Seems pretty perfect to me except I have no idea how to clean animals.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 06, 2011
at 04:11 AM

Great! I love it! There was a story up here in BC of a man training bears to guard his pot farm. It was sad because they killed 20 bears and I am sure they didn't do anything with the meat!

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 06, 2011
at 03:30 AM

Shoot- we just hucked the deceased boa constrictor into the lagoon.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on December 06, 2011
at 12:43 AM

That's a good idea...I could stomach feeding it to my pup and kitty, not so sure about myself and human members of the fam unless, like someone else said, I hit a deer, or saw someone else hit one.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 05, 2011
at 04:45 PM

Haha it was awesome, and it was very communal - we lived in this tiny town that had a population of like 100, and was just a crossroads town really with a tiny general store. I wish I had been older and appreciated it more! It was good, very tender and succulent, but I was only 8 or 9 at the time and thought it was a weird thing to eat. A few more years of farm life changed that for sure!

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on December 05, 2011
at 04:24 PM

ehhh i was raised to nderstand wild game roadkill= rabies, etc....

2d1125a5eac227aacba801bcab3bb9b8

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on December 05, 2011
at 03:40 PM

BEAR barbecue!? That's like... some sort of medieval fairy tale. Hilarious and awesome and I would be there in a heart beat.

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on December 05, 2011
at 12:57 PM

I hit a deer years ago in the rural area where I lived with my first husband. I called immediately and he wanted to know if it was alive. I retorted, "I didn't take his damn pulse!" He immediately came home and hung that huge buck and a couple of days later it was in our chest freezer. Delicious and weird all at the same time.

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on December 05, 2011
at 04:23 AM

Make sure to remove the asphalt, motor oil, cigarette butts, etc. from the animal before cooking. Oh--and the fur. Gotta scrape off the fur.

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on December 05, 2011
at 04:21 AM

oh my god what.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on December 05, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Right on. That is far better than just chucking him. :)

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

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on December 05, 2011
at 04:24 AM

Roadkill picking up was very common where I grew up in Maine for a bit - if there was ever an animal on the side of the road there was someone inspecting it to see if it was fresh or hauling it off in their car, or squatting over it until help arrived to pack it into a truck. I one time saw this little old man kicking the sides of a moose he found on the side of the road, but determined it was too bloated looking and that it had been lying there dead for too long. We also had a neighbor who hit a bear once, and had a party and invited everyone in our little town over to have some. I live in NYC now so I wouldn't have the opportunity, but if I saw it just get hit, or hit it with my own car, I would probably get it if we were in Maine and near my brother or someone who could properly dress it, and share it for the labor.

2d1125a5eac227aacba801bcab3bb9b8

(331)

on December 05, 2011
at 03:40 PM

BEAR barbecue!? That's like... some sort of medieval fairy tale. Hilarious and awesome and I would be there in a heart beat.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on December 05, 2011
at 04:45 PM

Haha it was awesome, and it was very communal - we lived in this tiny town that had a population of like 100, and was just a crossroads town really with a tiny general store. I wish I had been older and appreciated it more! It was good, very tender and succulent, but I was only 8 or 9 at the time and thought it was a weird thing to eat. A few more years of farm life changed that for sure!

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 05, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Seriously? Only if this freshly killed animal was:

  • killed in front of me so I know it's fresh

  • is killed in a lush green area with signs everywhere, "organic farm."

  • isn't a furry pancake, was killed by a glancing blow

:-))

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on December 05, 2011
at 03:05 PM

before humans had weapons and tools to hunt animals, they scavenged. in that light i think road kill is tres paleo :)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 05, 2011
at 05:27 AM

If I hit a deer or bear I'd tarp it and toss it in my trunk. Beyond that? Hell no.

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(572)

on December 05, 2011
at 12:57 PM

I hit a deer years ago in the rural area where I lived with my first husband. I called immediately and he wanted to know if it was alive. I retorted, "I didn't take his damn pulse!" He immediately came home and hung that huge buck and a couple of days later it was in our chest freezer. Delicious and weird all at the same time.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 06, 2011
at 04:11 AM

Great! I love it! There was a story up here in BC of a man training bears to guard his pot farm. It was sad because they killed 20 bears and I am sure they didn't do anything with the meat!

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78fcdeee6ac4ee7d071bbac56b9e359f

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on December 05, 2011
at 04:56 PM

I've been kind of interested to try this. From what I understand, you have to look for an animal that's been hit and is off to the side of the road, not in the middle where it keeps getting hit. Definitely a plus if you saw it get hit, or it's still warm. In colder weather they'll keep for longer, obviously. Cut out any of the parts of the animal that got hit and are damaged. Gut it ASAP. Wash hands and utensils thoroughly. Cook thoroughly. (is low and slow more thorough than high and fast?) I learned a lot from this incredible woman's blog: (WARNING, WARNING, MAJOR WOO-WOO FACTOR!!!) http://www.graveyarddirt.com/

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

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on December 05, 2011
at 07:28 AM

Just make sure you cook it thoroughly to kill all the worms and parasites.

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Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on December 05, 2011
at 03:55 AM

I'd be nervous about squirrel; in California some of them are carrying the plague. THE plague: bubonic. I'd worry their little fleas would jump to me while I was processing the corpse.

We're not even supposed to feed them here, because it encourages them to get too close to people. Which is too bad, because they are so cuuuute.... :)

(Not joking! Google California, ground squirrel, and plague.)

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3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on December 05, 2011
at 03:10 AM

ROCK ON! I just boil'd up our deceased snake (his name was chrapnel and he lived to 10 years old)...grip it and rip it in my opinion.

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on December 05, 2011
at 04:21 AM

oh my god what.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

(3280)

on December 05, 2011
at 03:56 AM

Right on. That is far better than just chucking him. :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 06, 2011
at 03:30 AM

Shoot- we just hucked the deceased boa constrictor into the lagoon.

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F3583667d653163c121640a015ffa93a

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on December 05, 2011
at 10:03 PM

Never ate any myself, but have brought a lot of roadkill home for the dogs. Generally rabbit.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on December 06, 2011
at 12:43 AM

That's a good idea...I could stomach feeding it to my pup and kitty, not so sure about myself and human members of the fam unless, like someone else said, I hit a deer, or saw someone else hit one.

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