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2014-06-07 02:10:47 PM  
Darwin approved.
 
2014-06-07 02:12:40 PM  
Did not the Muslims try this once?
 
2014-06-07 02:41:49 PM  
I can get behind all of those except nutria, for some reason.  I just can't get my head around eating a giant rat.
 
2014-06-07 02:45:20 PM  
I want wild boar.
 
2014-06-07 03:55:06 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I can get behind all of those except nutria, for some reason.  I just can't get my head around eating a giant rat.


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2014-06-07 06:20:39 PM  
In the winter, the gorillas simply freeze to death.
 
2014-06-07 06:24:58 PM  
I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.
 
2014-06-07 06:25:05 PM  
I'd try any and all of those. Though Nutria is definitely the hardest to sell to people. Do they have any other potential, like for their pelts or something?
 
2014-06-07 06:25:57 PM  
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2014-06-07 06:26:14 PM  
"The only way to beat 'em, is to EAT 'em!!"

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2014-06-07 06:27:36 PM  

King Something: In the winter, the gorillas simply freeze to death.


Global warming sez otherwise.
 
2014-06-07 06:30:17 PM  

Krustofsky: I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.


Why would people eat Asian crap?
 
2014-06-07 06:32:03 PM  
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2014-06-07 06:32:50 PM  
All of those things are delicious, as for nutria it's a giant swimming rabbit and yummy.
 
2014-06-07 06:33:07 PM  
Just don't feel like Mexican all the time...
 
2014-06-07 06:33:32 PM  

bighairyguy: Krustofsky: I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.

Why would people eat Asian crap?


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2014-06-07 06:33:40 PM  

bighairyguy: Krustofsky: I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.

Why would people eat Asian crap?


No clue how it tastes, but a fish that can take you out by flying is a fish I want no part of.
 
2014-06-07 06:33:56 PM  

Raw_fishFood: I'd try any and all of those. Though Nutria is definitely the hardest to sell to people. Do they have any other potential, like for their pelts or something?


Yes, very nice pelt.

/hungry for a ratburger now
 
2014-06-07 06:35:34 PM  
 
2014-06-07 06:35:51 PM  
No kidding. Nutria's been on the menu for years, the Asian Tiger Shrimp is certainly edible, etc.
 
2014-06-07 06:36:49 PM  

Krustofsky: I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.


Carp is delicious. Deep fried carp steaks or chunks. Yum.

/seriously
//half the world eats catfish and thinks carp is gross
///the other half eats carp and thinks catfish is gross
////both are wrong
 
2014-06-07 06:39:39 PM  
I don't understand the sort of mindset that catches a giant shrimp and throws it back because "Who would ever want to eat a giant shrimp?"
 
2014-06-07 06:41:33 PM  
 Also, if you're a restaurant, putting wild boar on your menu just feels cooler than having plain old "pork."

Also a lot illegaler if youre a restaurant in the US...


If you see game on the menu somewhere, it was never wild.
 
2014-06-07 06:41:53 PM  
I wonder how kudzu tastes?
 
2014-06-07 06:42:45 PM  
Didn't help with the nutria and those coon asses will eat anything.
 
2014-06-07 06:43:01 PM  

Raw_fishFood: I'd try any and all of those. Though Nutria is definitely the hardest to sell to people. Do they have any other potential, like for their pelts or something?


There used to be a guy in New York named Bob Sacamano that sold hats made from nutria.   Careful wearing them in restaurants though.
 
2014-06-07 06:44:31 PM  
I really hope they find a way to sell nutria as delicious food - those things can eat anything and multiply very fast, and they are generally unwelcome wherever they are - perfect for a food source.
 
2014-06-07 06:47:50 PM  

Krustofsky: I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.


Problem with those things is they're generally full of little bones and it's a tough sell outside of frying the little bastards up.

/Love fried catfish
 
2014-06-07 06:48:00 PM  

Raw_fishFood: I'd try any and all of those. Though Nutria is definitely the hardest to sell to people. Do they have any other potential, like for their pelts or something?


I think there was a Seinfeld episode where George bought a nutria fur hat, that was very warm and soft.  Elaine kept making fun of his "rat hat."
 
2014-06-07 06:51:12 PM  

veedeevadeevoodee: REPEAT: http://www.fark.com/comments/7977475/Want-to-help-eradicate-an-invasi v e-species-Sit-down-grab-a-fork


Then report it, dumbass.
 
2014-06-07 06:52:19 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I can get behind all of those except nutria, for some reason.  I just can't get my head around eating a giant rat.


it may taste like pumpkin pie
 
2014-06-07 06:53:19 PM  

sgnilward: Krustofsky: I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.

Carp is delicious. Deep fried carp steaks or chunks. Yum.

/seriously
//half the world eats catfish and thinks carp is gross
///the other half eats carp and thinks catfish is gross
////both are wrong


Uh, catfish are carp. Also I have read that there is no issue with the taste of Asian carp but because of their bone structure they are hard to clean and debone
 
2014-06-07 06:53:59 PM  

fusillade762: I wonder how kudzu tastes?


Delicious. Don't you have access to grass-fed beef?
 
2014-06-07 06:56:29 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: I don't understand the sort of mindset that catches a giant shrimp and throws it back because "Who would ever want to eat a giant shrimp?"


What? People don't actually do that, do they?
 
2014-06-07 06:57:46 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Krustofsky: I think they're trying to get people to eat Asian carp too.

Problem with those things is they're generally full of little bones and it's a tough sell outside of frying the little bastards up.

/Love fried catfish


And we all know how Americans hate to eat fried food.
 
2014-06-07 07:00:14 PM  
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dinner's ready!
 
2014-06-07 07:02:06 PM  
Has anyone passed this on to U.S. Customs and Border Patrol?
 
2014-06-07 07:09:07 PM  

fusillade762: I wonder how kudzu tastes?


the entire plant is edible, the young leaves are the most palatable however. they can be treated as any other leafy green. the tubers can be used like sweet potato.

the entire plant, roots and all, can be mashed to be fermented and turned into ethanol for fuel and the plant rapidly replenishes itself .

goats and cows love that shiat.
 
2014-06-07 07:18:01 PM  
Everybody knows that
 
2014-06-07 07:18:10 PM  
It sounds good on paper, but long pork is illegal in my area.
 
2014-06-07 07:18:29 PM  
Heh. Got a couple of pig hunts planned later this month, so getting a kick. That's the only invasive on that list accessible to me, so I'll try to do my part. Mmm, pork...
 
2014-06-07 07:20:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: I can get behind all of those except nutria, for some reason.  I just can't get my head around eating a giant rat.


Had nutria roast once that a patient brought me. Stringy like barbacoa or raccoon but the taste was pretty decent, kinda like rabbit or squirrel.
 
2014-06-07 07:22:10 PM  

Raw_fishFood: I'd try any and all of those. Though Nutria is definitely the hardest to sell to people. Do they have any other potential, like for their pelts or something?


Their fur isn't nice like beaver it is exactly like rat fur. We have nutria all over the place around here.
 
2014-06-07 07:24:07 PM  

Calm: It sounds good on paper, but long pork is illegal in my area.


I know right?  SPAM is a suitable substitute if you need it for a recipe however.
 
2014-06-07 07:25:05 PM  
Growing up in La., we trapped nutria rats.  The carcasses we sold to the mink farmers and we would just toss a carcass or two out in the yard for the dogs to gnaw on.  Very high in protein.  Though we would occasionally toss one on the bbq pit, I never really liked them.  The meat was just way too lean and tough.
Pelts were in high demand at one time, but at least where I grew up, very few people trap them anymore.  Their only natural predator are the alligators.
 
2014-06-07 07:26:53 PM  
Thought peeps already ate the bore and shrimp (ok, know they do.. know people who go on hunts).  The Snakeheads, hell, I would try those in a heartbeat.  The giant rats... I think I would need some barBQ sauce to talk me into trying those farkers.
No prob with the Lion.. whatever they were.. just look like they would be a waste of time to mess with for the size, whereas the snakeheads would be a lot easier to gut and fillet.

/loved gutting fish in front of a buddy for 1st time - he was freaking the hell out.  12 large catfish and by the 3rd, he was turning green....
 
2014-06-07 07:29:52 PM  
Step 1: discover invasive species
Step 2: create industry to turn species into delicacy
Step 3: eat them into localized extinction
Step 4: unemployment for everyone who worked in created industry

Moral of story: it will never get pass step 2
 
2014-06-07 07:30:06 PM  
Rabbit is yummy. Tastes like duck. Or lamb. Depending on how you prepare it and what you tell people it is.

Very lean, though. Has to be cooked carefully.

Some animals you should eat and the country you should eat them in:

Australia: Rabbits, camels, sheep, Pommy Bastards
New Zealand: Moose, boars
USA: feral pigs the size of VW vans, anything that's new to Florida since the horse, nutria, anything Chinese (except red pandas and regular pandas)
Europe: NAZI racoons, SOVIET King Crabs (but beavers are OK, let them be until they flood the Autobahns)
Urban America: lions, tigers, pit bulls, pigeons, and alligators
South Seas: pigs, dogs, cats, rats, mice, mongoose, horses, goats, sheep, cattle
Alberta: rats
 
2014-06-07 07:32:48 PM  
And especially rabbits!
 
2014-06-07 07:32:50 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: Benevolent Misanthrope: I can get behind all of those except nutria, for some reason.  I just can't get my head around eating a giant rat.

it may taste like pumpkin pie


And it's still a pumpkin pie flavoured RAT.
 
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