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Old 09-21-2020, 01:57 PM   #1
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Default Anyone Eat Armadillos and/or Racoons?

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What do you do to make sure you don't get leprosy or other diseases?
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Old 09-21-2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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Those are East Texas Delicacies. I'm sure all the folks will get you up to speed when their dial up shows this thread. Haha!
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:03 PM   #3
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I've tried both just to say I have. The coon wasn't too bad, the dillo was way too much effort for not much.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:03 PM   #4
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Hard pass.

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Old 09-21-2020, 02:05 PM   #5
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Have eaten it but didn't care for it much.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:05 PM   #6
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I've always drawn the line at armadillo. May have eaten one unknowingly. Not sure.

Raccoon is good smoked and stewed. No BS. Not sure I'd eat a 30# boar coon. But normal ones are good.

But I prefer squirrel and rabbit over most things honestly.

Dang, I need to get after these squirrel and make some squirrel and dumplings now.

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Old 09-21-2020, 02:08 PM   #7
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Nope, after I knew they are one of the only animals that carry leprosy. lol
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:09 PM   #8
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Had racoon BBQ once. I wouldn't go out of my way to try it again, unless that's all I could find. Pretty greasy the way this one was cooked.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:11 PM   #9
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Just throw the whole thing on the coals and leave it all night, and eat the tail meat next morning. I had a friend nibble on one back in the day.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:11 PM   #10
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My neighbor who is 93 loves armadillo. She said it is by far her favorite. I haven't gotten the courage to eat one yet.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:12 PM   #11
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I have tried both. Hated coon every time I tried it. The following wasn't bad but I just don't like the idea. I'm way too good a hunter to have to eat junk like that.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:14 PM   #12
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I've eaten coon fixed just about every way you can fix them. My favorite way (after a thorough cleaning) is to cut the meat off the bones, season and chicken fry. It's good.
Armadillo, I prefer the recipe that Tony Chachere put in his cookbooks. It's called "Cleve's Smothered Armadillo".
It's pretty dang good. They're not bad grilled either. Just wear rubber gloves and try not to cut yourself while cleaning them.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:18 PM   #13
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We smoked a couple last year. Tasted like pork. I’m not going to target them, but I’d eat it again.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:19 PM   #14
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Eat boiled coon n sweet taters many, many times. Even BBQ'd small ones on an ol' smokey at the deer lease before all were good...
Hard pass on the possum on the half shell...
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:39 PM   #15
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ate both BBQ'd way way back in middle 70's. both were ok. but nowhere close as good as the brisket and ribs my uncle was BBQing for the real meal.


I tried cleaning an armadillo in my early teens, but i had a dull knife and he was a tough one. so i stopped once i got the shell off and never tried again after i heard the leprosy stories.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:45 PM   #16
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Ate raccoon pretty regularly growing up (dad had a pack of hounds). Usually barbecued. It was OK from what I remember.

You couldn't make me eat possum after seeing one crawl out of a decomposed cow's a@@.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:47 PM   #17
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Has to be an east Texas thing
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:48 PM   #18
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Politicians in Arkansas pretty much have to eat them once a year.

https://katv.com/news/local/an-arkan...tt-coon-supper

https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/e...n-supper-3827/
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:49 PM   #19
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Ate raccoon pretty regularly growing up (dad had a pack of hounds). Usually barbecued. It was OK from what I remember.

You couldn't make me eat possum after seeing one crawl out of a decomposed cow's a@@.
That is a mental image I cant unsee.
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Old 09-21-2020, 02:57 PM   #20
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Never tried either one, but I do know we sold ALOT of coons at $5 apiece to folks who ate them. We took good care of them, washed them out, etc. Had to leave a foot on though or folks wouldn't buy.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:01 PM   #21
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Coons are decent. Awkward size to clean.

Never tried a diller and it’s not high on the list!
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:03 PM   #22
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Eating Armadillo can be dangerous. They carry the Leprosy disease.
Armadillos are one of the very few mammals that harbor the bacteria that causes the sometimes disfiguring disease, which first shows up as an unusual lumpy skin lesion.

Eat a rattlesnake!
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:07 PM   #23
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Never tried armadillo it raccoon can be awesome if cooked halfway right.Best I ever had was deboned and made into a bbq sloppy joe sandwich. I was 7 and hunting with my Grandfather in Tunica Hills Mississippi I can still remember how good that sandwich was.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:10 PM   #24
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Coon is not good. Armadillo is not edible.


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Old 09-21-2020, 03:10 PM   #25
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I've always given armadillos a hard pass in the woods. I don't have any reason to shoot them if I'm not going to eat them. I figured I'd ask if they were worth trying on the grill. Sounds like that's a "no". As for coons, I've skinned a couple, and always thought, "yea-no... not gonna eat this one, maybe next time".
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:11 PM   #26
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Pass for me.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:14 PM   #27
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My stomach is curning just reading this.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:15 PM   #28
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I’ve had coon several times and was edible. Can’t say I crave it. No Dillo however. Just seems like a lot of work.


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Old 09-21-2020, 03:15 PM   #29
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Yeah no
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:19 PM   #30
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Never tried either one, but I do know we sold ALOT of coons at $5 apiece to folks who ate them. We took good care of them, washed them out, etc. Had to leave a foot on though or folks wouldn't buy.

I'm gonna ask... though I feel like this is a set-up with a goofy punchline to follow... Why wouldn't they buy without a foot on?
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:22 PM   #31
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Not first-hand info. However, my Ag. Teacher in H.S. told me a story how he and another Ag. Teacher went out to the river fishing/camping. The Teacher he went with grabbed an armadillo by the tail and knocked him out. He said, good now we have dinner. My Ag. Teacher laughed it off. Then later that evening his friend tossed it on the campfire and started eating it. Mr. B told me he didn't want to look like a wimp so he ate it as well. Said it wasn't something he would rush out to eat again. But did not remember it being horrible.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:36 PM   #32
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Skin it out, season it with salt, garlic, pepper, and some lemon juice. Place it on a wood plank and bake it. Once it's finished, throw the armadillo in the trash and eat the plank.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:41 PM   #33
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I'm gonna ask... though I feel like this is a set-up with a goofy punchline to follow... Why wouldn't they buy without a foot on?
So they'd know it was actually a coon.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:47 PM   #34
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Aint happenin...........
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:58 PM   #35
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I have tried both. Hated coon every time I tried it. The following wasn't bad but I just don't like the idea. I'm way too good a hunter to have to eat junk like that.
Thats a great way to put it
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:37 PM   #36
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Had possum shanks with goose liver gravy. Would make you slap yo pappy! ��
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:45 PM   #37
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So they'd know it was actually a coon.
LOL, this implies that someone out there is killing and selling animals other than coons, but advertising them as coons?

Makes sense, I guess. I mean, if I am looking to buy Trash Panda for supper, I also would want to make sure what I was buying was, in fact, Trash Panda.
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:48 PM   #38
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They carry leprosy I believe
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:49 PM   #39
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Nope to many other critters that are better to eat I would think
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:54 PM   #40
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Hard pass on that
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Old 09-21-2020, 04:56 PM   #41
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Had armadillo many times when growing up. They grub like wild hog. Got to make sure they are gutted properly so the meat doesn’t spoil. Lots of work to skin out. Best way to cook is quarter batter and chicken fry. Had raccoon also, best way to cook is in the oven like a roast with potatoes, celery, carrots, etc. Both good eating if prepared correctly.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:03 PM   #42
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Havnt had either hopefully never have to.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:20 PM   #43
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Coon Edible but nothing special...Possum too greasy....Ate lots of Dillos taste and look like small pig Outstanding ..After the Leprosy Scare, Ate no more .
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:26 PM   #44
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Make sure you get all thr glands off the coon, boil in water for about an hour, mustard then season, smoke for two hours or till 200 it. After this I pull the meat and put it in a pan with bbq sauce and a little more seasoning. Its good. I dont clean everyone I catch bit probably 3-5 times a year.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:28 PM   #45
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LOL, this implies that someone out there is killing and selling animals other than coons, but advertising them as coons?

Makes sense, I guess. I mean, if I am looking to buy Trash Panda for supper, I also would want to make sure what I was buying was, in fact, Trash Panda.
I have had people tell me they had to leave a foot on, because you can't tell the difference between a skinned coon and a skinned cat. I used to give raccoons to a guy my BIL worked with. The first time I caught one and he said he wanted it, I asked him if he wanted me to leave the foot on. He said, "Why the hell do I want the foot? If I have to worry about you bringing me something else, I don't want you to bring it." Guess it depends on the person.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:37 PM   #46
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I don't consider myself the worlds greatest hunter or anything, but I am good enough that I don't have to eat coon or armadillos. I guys some of you fellas either stink too bad to shoot a deer, or you're starving to death!
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:46 PM   #47
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Why

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Old 09-21-2020, 05:48 PM   #48
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Only if the snuck it in at the Chinese’s buffet. My neighbor eats coons all the time.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:58 PM   #49
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Nope. There’s better out there
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:02 PM   #50
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Coon ain’t bad at all in a stew or smoked. Never have or never will eat a dillo. No clue why, but ain’t happening.
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