Back when I was trapping, I tried a few. Never liked coon much... an only tried one rat, can't say it was good either.
Would sure beat starvin if you had too.
I did have a black guy from town that would come by and take every coon carcass I had... we would often catch 40+ coons on a weekend run on the river. He would load them all up in the trunk of his car and take them off.
I figured he was selling them somewhere... but I never asked. Was just happy to see the meat being used by someone for something.
Never tried either TN, but I guess if you were in a survival situation you could probably do worse. The weirdest thing I've eaten was a big ole snappin turtle. A guy I use to work with a long time ago said I just had to try it so he baited a pond and caught one and we fried it up. It wasn't to bad, probably won't eat another one though. I think if you fry it up and put bbq sauce on it you can eat most anything, lol.
Tn my grandfather still can't believe I don't eat my rats he said it was a staple food back when he was growing up. Canned them they did. I use um in my mink boxes. My fur /Shang buyer would freeze up coon n rats when the freezer was full he'd go to the city n sell them to the black people $10 for coon n $1 for rats sold ever one of them all the time. Myself never tried um.
ive ate many a rat, I think they are as good as any rabbit or squirrel ive ever ate..bbq beaver or stew is hard to beat too...rats are vegetarian I think that has a lot to do with the taste of the meat..
that's a fine day of fishin there Hob. Doesn't get any fresher than that. That'll be some good eatin, congrats. I went yesterday it was absolutely beautiful out. It was pretty slow but managed a few crappie and three bass one of which was about 5 lbs. I saw two really nice bucks together in the woods along the bank, both still had their antlers. I wish I would've had my camera. Don't usually see two bucks like that walking side by side.
nice job Hob..they are saying near 60 degrees by Thurs. going to have to start getting the boat ready this week. I have to change the grease in the lower unit and a few minor things . then I will be ready......
No boats going on the water here for a couple months here chief lol. I drove out on the ice a good 14" of ice. We're gonna get in the 40's for a few days this week it will fell like in the 80s. Also hope the foot n half of snow we got in the past two days goes away.