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We had caged rabbits as kids the male went visiting 5 females so we got 5 litters and no extra cages. So when they got about 9 weeks old dad would dispatch them and we froze some and fried some. If we didn't like it we could sell them and give dad the money for food. So we would eat rabbit every week for years. Then there was Snowball, Snowball was one of the rabbits we had all the time and fed every day until the day dad said she was too old and killed her. Mom decided to can Snowball since she was old and tough so we had Snowball in a jar but mom wrote Snowball on the label so she would know it was an old tough one. Nobody ever wanted to eat Snowball so she stayed in the jar until mom gave up and fed Snowball to the dog.
I don't mind eating rabbit but not rabbit named Snowball, just doesn't seem right.
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USAF Combat Crew Survival School, Fairchild AFB, Washington, early 1970's. A crew of seven were sent into the woods of eastern Washington for five days, with two days survival rations, a small hunk of beef, a few potatoes and onions - and a fluffy white bunny rabbit. Rule #1, take good care of the bunny - no eating him before day 5....
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USAF Combat Crew Survival School, Fairchild AFB, Washington, early 1970's. A crew of seven were sent into the woods of eastern Washington for five days, with two days survival rations, a small hunk of beef, a few potatoes and onions - and a fluffy white bunny rabbit. Rule #1, take good care of the bunny - no eating him before day 5....
I bet it was the new guy who had to walk the bunny on a leash.
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[I]Never had rabbit that I know of, though I'd be willing to try it.

Funny how our culture dictates what we eat, and what's undesirable - where other cultures routinely eat what we consider undesirable (and just as important, vice versa).

Being from "the country", I've eaten squirrel, rabbit, turtle, frog legs, deer, elk, javelina, and dove, as well as various bass, bluegill, crappie, and catfish, all caught wild.

In the not-so-distant past, if you wanted to eat, you had to eat wild game, or at the very least, every edible part of the cow/pig/whatever. Being picky meant going without...
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USAF Combat Crew Survival School, Fairchild AFB, Washington, early 1970's. A crew of seven were sent into the woods of eastern Washington for five days, with two days survival rations, a small hunk of beef, a few potatoes and onions - and a fluffy white bunny rabbit. Rule #1, take good care of the bunny - no eating him before day 5....
It's hardly a Survival School when they are given food to begin with. That's about as lame a course as you could think of.

Rabbit as survival food by the way is a two edged sword. There is what is known as 'rabbit starvation'. If they were going to give them any meat at all, it should have been a meat with some fat on it. Someone attempting to survive in the wilderness on a diet of rabbit alone will begin to suffer within 3 days, reducing their chances of survival.
Rabbit starvation results from low fat, low carb, protein-only diets

So I'm not sure just what the course described would teach anyone about survival in the woods other than it isn't that hard if you have enough food with you to begin with.
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I remember brewer12345's discussion of limb chickens. I really enjoyed reading it, it was amusing because of my ignorance of what that referred to. Afterwards, for a while, all my recipes (to friends) began with, "Shoot two limb chickens in the head". Even martinis.
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Porky can be avoided, it seems to me. He doesn't visit everywhere he probably should.
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But someone who is Bestwifeever on this forum can call herself Cuckoobird on another forum--I think the point was why not call yourself something different here than what you call yourself on MMM. I don't do MMM (but I might have to register Cuckoobird now ��), but I would probably remember the user name of someone who stood out there if the same user name was used here--I don't think it's a form of stalking.
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And a thank you to those who sent me a 'thank you' for posting this thread. It's nice to see some people understood the intent. As for the rest..........
I wonder how that compares with the number of thank you's "the rest" shared with each other?
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When I retired, I was going to change my moniker to Fire Opal, but then I read that opals are bad luck unless you were born in October. Can anyone confirm or disprove this?

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No comprendo!

We have talked about how to cut up a rabbit, rabbit done different ways, various dishes including rabbit with wild hickory nuts (!), bacon from wild boar, limb chicken, caramel nut clusters, etc, and you just now get interested?
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We have talked about how to cut up a rabbit, rabbit done different ways, various dishes including rabbit with wild hickory nuts (!), bacon from wild boar, limb chicken, caramel nut clusters, etc, and you just now get interested?
Hey, you can't rush these things.
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