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(WOODTV Grand Rapids)   Not News: Fire department responds to a fire. News: Fire is in apartment complex, damaging 29 units. Fark: Fire started by burning squirrel fur   (woodtv.com) divider line 24
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2012-10-11 08:31:35 AM  
Burning squirrel fur? Ain't nobody got time for that!
 
2012-10-11 08:46:29 AM  
holy crap, the home insurance guy the other day tried to get me to buy coverage for this! i'm not joking. they called it 'act of god' insurance. i told him i live in an area that really doesn't have much of a threat of flood, fire, or storms etc. he said, "well it also covers random events like a squirrel on fire jumping through a window and setting your house on fire. our standard coverage doesn't cover that."
 
2012-10-11 09:52:12 AM  
Didn't they do that bit on This American Life years ago?
 
2012-10-11 09:53:07 AM  
i2.listal.com

Police are looking for the teen on the right for questioning.
 
2012-10-11 09:54:40 AM  
Spotted leaving the scene of the crime:
media.silive.com
 
2012-10-11 09:57:16 AM  
What's the deal with people from Michigan eating squirrel?
 
2012-10-11 09:58:24 AM  
Dude, a little lube would have prevented that


/drtfa
 
2012-10-11 10:00:52 AM  

rhino33: holy crap, the home insurance guy the other day tried to get me to buy coverage for this! i'm not joking. they called it 'act of god' insurance. i told him i live in an area that really doesn't have much of a threat of flood, fire, or storms etc. he said, "well it also covers random events like a squirrel on fire jumping through a window and setting your house on fire. our standard coverage doesn't cover that."


Translation: If you're home ever burns, we're not going to cover it... "No, no, sir. Sorry, we determined that a blazing squirrel with huge testicles started the fire when it jumped through a plate-glass window. Yeah, thats the ticket..."
 
2012-10-11 10:01:13 AM  
"The fire got out of control and soon spread to the roof, which eventually caved in."

Quitter.
 
2012-10-11 10:03:37 AM  

Smoky Dragon Dish: What's the deal with people from Michigan eating squirrel?


That's not just a Michigan thing. Anywhere that has rednecks has small game in the frying pan. I don't care for squirrel myself.
 
2012-10-11 10:05:30 AM  
sounds like SQUIRREL COP was involved...

/can't believe I linked to a YouTube video of the audio rather than TAL, but hey there it is.... 
 
2012-10-11 10:05:33 AM  
DNRTFA but CSB.

Had a squirrel short out the power in a building that holds high value objects in a climate controlled environment when he jumpered two of the three phases coming into the building. Wasn't much left of the shiatty little POS.
 
2012-10-11 10:26:09 AM  
How did that persons friend from (across the pond) see that? That's like 4000 miles away! was the squirrel dead or alive?
 
2012-10-11 10:39:48 AM  
Not that I've ever tried it, but I have a copy of a cookbook (Joy of Cooking, perhaps?) which details how to skin a squirrel in preparation. Nowhere does it suggest burning off the fur prior.

/anyone wanna pipe up on this?
 
2012-10-11 10:47:08 AM  
I would think that burning fur off like that would smell like hell. Why would you ever do it indoors?
 
2012-10-11 10:58:54 AM  

Callous: I would think that burning fur off like that would smell like hell. Why would you ever do it indoors?


My question is, how big of a dumbass do you have to be to not know to skin the squirrel? You don't burn the fur off.

/yes - I have killed and eaten squirrels. They're very tasty when fried.
 
2012-10-11 11:11:28 AM  

Callous: I would think that burning fur off like that would smell like hell. Why would you ever do it indoors?


They weren't doing this indoors (although I suspect the stench of burning squirrel fur wasn't his priority). He was doing this on his 3rd story deck and the deck caught fire.

/Seriously not defending this guy. Just caught the story on the local news last night and I work for a property management company that doesn't specifically prohibit this practice. Amending rules as we speak.
 
2012-10-11 11:20:07 AM  
You always think you'd see stuff like this happening in Michigan's upper peninsula, but its always those trolls that live under the bridge.

Up north, its always just "THE MOOSE IS LOOSE" somewhere
 
2012-10-11 11:44:02 AM  

msrbley: Callous: I would think that burning fur off like that would smell like hell. Why would you ever do it indoors?

They weren't doing this indoors (although I suspect the stench of burning squirrel fur wasn't his priority). He was doing this on his 3rd story deck and the deck caught fire.

/Seriously not defending this guy. Just caught the story on the local news last night and I work for a property management company that doesn't specifically prohibit this practice. Amending rules as we speak.


Ok I missed that. But while not technically indoors, I would say that's close enough to indoors to present the same danger.
 
2012-10-11 01:04:23 PM  

poot42: Not that I've ever tried it, but I have a copy of a cookbook (Joy of Cooking, perhaps?) which details how to skin a squirrel in preparation. Nowhere does it suggest burning off the fur prior.

/anyone wanna pipe up on this?




You have the old joy of Cooking then!! (the one my dad has). Mine does not have all the game preparation in it and I was seriously annoyed that it doesn't (even though I know/use the techniques already)

But you are correct, the easiest way to prepare a squirrel is to skin it. I prefer to cut the fur completely around the abdomen, cut the feet off, step on the tail to secure it, grab the cut edge of fur and "pull its shirt off". Turn it around and "pull its pants off".

The only real time it might be preferable to leave the skin on and burn the fur is if you are in highly unsanitary conditions and cooking on an open fire. In that case just throw the whole thing in the fire.
 
2012-10-11 01:05:51 PM  

Guuberre: Callous: I would think that burning fur off like that would smell like hell. Why would you ever do it indoors?

My question is, how big of a dumbass do you have to be to not know to skin the squirrel? You don't burn the fur off.

/yes - I have killed and eaten squirrels. They're very tasty when fried.




Oh man SOOOO tasty....and squirrel gravy! mmmm, good.

/and squirrel brains
//and squirrel cheek
 
2012-10-11 01:32:02 PM  
How many squirrels must die, so you can stir fry?
 
2012-10-12 01:48:10 AM  
Burning Squirrel Fur

Band name?
 
2012-10-12 02:59:55 PM  
Just cooked up a couple squirrels for lunch so I'm really getting a kick, etc...


/tastes similar to dark meat chicken. No, really.
/and at least it ate natural foods unlike what we get at the store....
 
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