Well I already asked myself if I could drink my own pee, and that turned out okay. <– but whatsoever I mean by that shall remain mysterious to you (for now). So why not explore the wonderful world of roadkill?
Yes, people do eat roadkill, like skunks and raccoons, otter, hedgehog, seagulls, badgers and more. (Here’s a recipe for Pan Braised Squirrel). Many roadkill enthusiasts consider this free delicacy to be more wholesome and organic than buying meat at a store that’s been corralled, processed, packaged, and shipped. There’s no additives or hormones in it, either.
Your next entree of roadkill cuisine can be easily salvaged roadside, but do not forget about animals that survive a car blast long enough to wander back into the woods before they croak.
According to SurvivalTopics.com, “you must cook all meat thoroughly in order to destroy any disease causing organisms or parasites, ” so don’t take your roadkill on the rare side. There’s also some great advice from eHow…. “roadkill with rigor mortis should still be good for a day during warm weather and three to four days in cold weather.”
Do your own quick search of the web and you’ll find that roadkill is pretty much safe unless it is diseased, so check for signs of spoiled meats. If the poor critter is blasted open, that’s definitely a dinnertime no-no.
In Alaska, you can join the roadkill registry to get in line for the next dead animal, like moose, which is quickly salvaged from the roadway and then on to the butcher before free disbursal to needy families. But sorry for all you New Jersey folks. You need a permit to eat roadkill over there.
Now if you’re still wondering about this whole pee-drinking phenomenon, I cannot yet divulge what I did (or didn’t) do about that.