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People who eat … raccoons

By Gary Bogue
Thursday, January 24th, 2008 at 10:01 am in Uncategorized.

I was reading a Chicago Tribune story by Megan Twohey the other day slugged, “Raccoon meat delights the down-home faithful, amuses the haute curious.”

That ought to grab your attention. It sure did mine!

It’s all about hunting and trapping raccoons in Illinois, and how the “bandit-masked critter is turning up in kitchens across the state.” It includes recipes.

I know people from the Mid-West tend to look down on us Californians because we like to nibble on sushi, but this is ridiculous.

You can read the whole article by clicking on the link below. WARNING: There’s a video and photos on the page with the story and they’re pretty horrible. Don’t watch the video if you’re bothered by this kind of stuff!

The story and video:,0,7051357.story

Your thoughts? /Gary

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  1. Pat in Antioch Says:

    Ewwwww!!!! Won’t watch the video (thanks for the warning)….just the lead into the article is enough! Least we know not all the crazies are in California!! 😉

    Pat in Antioch

  2. Jeff Says:

    What a bunch of elitist snobs! Just because some culture has a different idea of food than you do, this makes them crazy? You realize this pretty much includes MOST of the planet and their eating habits, not raccoon, but a whole host of other plants and animals.

  3. Teresa Wright Says:

    I want to watch the video but it must be too old because I can’t get it.

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