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   xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Jun 12 10:46 PM

June 13th, 2018: Pouched Rats

African, sometimes called Gambian, Pouched Rats are huge. Their head and body is 10–17.5 inches (25–45 cm) long,
with tails 14–18 inches (36–46 cm) long, and weigh between 2.2 and 3.3 lb (1.0 and 1.5 kg).
They’re called pouched because of the capacity of their cheeks.

They’re smart, have a great sense of smell, and easy to train for…

But not allowed to be brought into the US after being blamed for a 2003 outbreak of Monkeypox.



Diaphone Jim  Wednesday Jun 13 09:02 PM

Thought so, but couldn't find any recipes.

"The biggest predator of Gambian rats is humans, the indigenous African population. These rats are considered a delicacy and are often hunted for food."

monster  Thursday Jun 14 11:54 PM

Stuff pouches with garlic, bacon and cheese and bake.

monster  Saturday Jun 16 11:15 PM

So.... I got a book out of the library a few days ago and had glanced at the pre-novel blurb the day before I saw this thread:

"This is a work of fiction. Names, characters and incidents either are the product of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously.....The author also wishes he'd dreamed up the part about the giant Gambian puched rats, but he didn't. Those suckers are real.

That is what made me take a quick glance here.

I have now got to that part of the novel.

Griff  Sunday Jun 17 08:05 AM

Originally Posted by monster View Post
Stuff pouches with garlic, bacon and cheese and bake.
Ugly Delicious!

xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Jun 17 11:02 AM

They must taste ok because a lot of people eat them, so garlic, bacon, and cheese has got to make them more yummy.

Gravdigr  Wednesday Jun 20 02:07 PM

Probably tastes like chicken.

Or, chicken and Comp B, depending on how it died. At home, or at work.

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