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    Quote Originally Posted by widerange View Post
    most wouldn't know if they weren't given a clue
    Ever smelled a possum??
    They taste a lot like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    . Our family ate a lot of possum in the '70s. The meat has almost no flavour, a bit like veal. .
    Not sure where you were getting em?? Always tasted distinctly possum to me.
    Will have to try that foil roast thing though, and cranberry pie... Yum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by widerange View Post
    most wouldn't know if they weren't given a clue
    Now that I agree with. We have had it at our dinner table......feed up some fresh game pie and everyone loves it until they are told they are eating hare.

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    The young fella on the 'keeping it wild' vids is the best ! Professional possumer and eats it often.
    Dont worry about TB in possums - they die within two months of infection so are very unlikely to have it. If the pigs are clean then the possums are
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    Maybe after about 3 days in a slow cooker and well diluted and camouflaged I might, but even the thought of eating them makes me want to hurl.
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    As a curiousity I would try it nowadays. As a young fella skinning them the oily smell on my hands, that never went away all winter, was enough to put me off trying it.... mind you, we always went for the biggest bucks ( for the biggest bucks)

    Comparitivly though ate a lot of wabbit.
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    its one of the few game meats I havent tried......funnily enough I have same feelings about eel...and when Ive smoked it and eaten it ,loved it...but the thought is still there so dont do so often.
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    I remember being told of an old hermit guy who lived for many years in huts in the Ruahines I think; pre-DOC. And he lived on possums and always had some in an ever cooking billy on the fire. Just added more possum as it got low and cooked and rec-cooked it every day without cleaning it at all..... Some of you more knowledgeable buggers on here will probably know the story better than me.....
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    I have a phobia of snakes and it extends to eels unfortunately. I've mellowed in old age. I'm happy to watch them from a metre or two away, even interested, but up close and personal and I'd be squealing like a little girl! Difficult as my son is an eel catcher extraordinaire.
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    When they were worth gold and you spent months in the hills trapping or cyaniding them, it was a hard task to rid you and your clothes of 'that' possum smell. They just aren't that attractive a protein source when you have deer/pigs/goats rabbits and hares to chose from.

    Sell them to the Chinese. Gotta be better than undercooked bat
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    A few years back there was a promising NZ export business, possum meat to Japan. Ended when someone in Japan saw a clip with 1080 drops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    mmm horse!!!
    i like horse meat, i wouldnt call it strong but guess like most things it depends what its being fed. sort of like usa steak where the cows are corn fed, that and dry aging the meat just doesnt work for me. and try even getting a "blue" steak in america
    When you have a friend who is a farrier you just know what awaits the new guests at a BBQ.
    Possums ok treat it like rabbit milk soak and salt first.
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    There's an idea for doc, introduce a gene into possums that makes em taste like steak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vulcannz View Post
    There's an idea for doc, introduce a gene into possums that makes em taste like steak.
    and distribute it with the 1080?
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    We can do a lot of things but the need is not there for me to revert to eating possum.Feed it to the dogs after being in a microwave dish for 30 minutes . They love it.

 

 

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