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Old 09-21-2020, 05:13 PM   #51
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I was told by a proper east Texas hillbilly, "you don't skin an Armadillo, you shuck it!" He has eaten anything and everything you could think of, my brother ate an Armadillo he killed, and actually liked it, but he will eat anything so it don't mean much coming from him!
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:23 PM   #52
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Armadillo is very good. We used to eat them regularly until the leprosy scare.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:24 PM   #53
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Tried armadillo many years ago and didn't care for it at all.

I won't eat coons. In the 80's I trapped hundreds of them for the fur and sold the meat, but I wouldn't eat it. Seemed like every time I cut too deep on the back legs a big mass of hookworms would squirt out like spaghetti.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:30 PM   #54
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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.
My same story and feelings

Taste like bear.... and I feel the same about it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:41 PM   #55
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not no but hell no!
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:49 PM   #56
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I worked in Mississippi for three years. One of the guys I befriended at work brought some coon for lunch one day. He was sitting there eating it and asked me "You ever eat coon before Phil?" To which I replied "No." He says "You don't know what you're missing. It's really good!" He never offered me any. So I guess it's good.
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Old 09-21-2020, 05:54 PM   #57
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I have not eaten coon, possum or armadillo.

I don't know how good coon is or isn't but I had a couple custodians at work who loved wild hogs and coons. Every so often when we killed a sow and I had time to mess with it I'd skin it out and take it to work and would give it to one of them. I'd give it to one of them and then the next one to the other one of them and take turns like that. They were on me about coons and I told them I'd bring them a couple sometime. Well, one Thanksgiving weekend we killed a few and it was cool out and I didn't have anything else to do so my son and I skinned 6 of the younger ones out to take to them. I was going to give 3 coons to each custodian. I had them skinned and gutted and bagged up and on ice in a cooler in the back of my truck. I got to work and told them both there was a bag for each of them in the cooler in my truck with 3 coons in each bag. Go get a bag and take them home with them. I meant for them to each grab a bag after work and take it home. One of them ran straight out there, threw both bags in his truck and took off home with 'em all. Later the other fellow went out there to get his and it was all gone. Those two fellas got in the biggest argument over those **** coons. A huge screaming, cussing match ensued. They just about came to blows and by the time it was over I thought I was going to have to fire them both over it.

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Old 09-21-2020, 06:25 PM   #58
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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, 06:38 PM   #59
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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'm with you, thought it was goofy as all get out that there'd be a fake coon salesman out there pushing house cats, but if I wanted to sell the coons, I had to leave the foot.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:44 PM   #60
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Eaten raccoon. Trapped, cleaned and smoked myself. Make sure you get all the little glands off the carcass. Just season how you like, don't leave on smoke too long before wrapping and slow/low heat finish. Meat took smoke easily, I don't prefer a lot of smoke. If I do it again I would probably just Dutch oven cook it stew style. It was good. I would be open to eating Armadillo but I would have to allow a veteran "possum on the half shell" chef prepare it while I watched before I would try it.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:16 PM   #61
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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@@.
About like the pig stuck or the buzzard stuck in the cow's azz, seen videos of both. Never seen a possum do such a thing. Even without having seen that, I would have all types of trouble eating one.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:29 PM   #62
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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.
Having a foot still on, you know your not eating your neighbor's schnauzer.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:30 PM   #63
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I've had grilled armadillo. Wasn't bad at all and reminded me of pork.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:32 PM   #64
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Na hell no, especially an opossum, did get tricked into eating some BBQ coon once, had a lot of beer that night so I really cannot recall what it tasted like.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:33 PM   #65
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I'm with you, thought it was goofy as all get out that there'd be a fake coon salesman out there pushing house cats, but if I wanted to sell the coons, I had to leave the foot.
Fake coon salesman. Haha haha 👍
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:36 PM   #66
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Never eaten armadillo but did try porcupine once. Greasiest, tinniest meat I've ever tried. Hard pass.
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:38 PM   #67
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Nope. Yotes gotta eat too...
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Old 09-21-2020, 07:41 PM   #68
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But why?


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Old 09-21-2020, 08:19 PM   #69
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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.
I’ve eaten raccoon once or twice and found it a little to greasy for my taste. Have not tried armadillo, but I’ll eat anything dipped in batter and deep fried. What is “quarter batter”?

For those concerned about leprosy, wouldn’t the cooking process kill the bacterium?
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Old 09-21-2020, 08:48 PM   #70
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I ate armadillo in Trinidad when I was working down there. They are bigger than ours here in Texas and they have a hunting season on them. We had a Christmas party for our project and we paid a premium for the armadillo. It was chunks of shell, you had to suck the meat off the shell. Actually wasn’t too bad.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:26 PM   #71
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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.
Yea cats

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Old 09-21-2020, 10:11 PM   #72
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I use to eat coon a lot growing up its good eating. We put ours on the pit with deer neck seasoned w/salt, black pepper and a can of beer wrapped in foil pan, let it cook until all meat was off the bones put it on some fresh tortillas with cha cha on top. Some good stuff.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:17 AM   #73
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A friend of mine grew up in Tennessee.His dad would walk around,and club armadilla's over the head.Joe's job was to carry them.He'd be telling his old man to knock it off after about 5 of them,because they got HEAVY! His dad loved to eat em.Not sure how he cooked them though.

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Old 09-22-2020, 08:43 AM   #74
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Never ate coon. Caught, killed and cooked (grilled) an armadillo when we at a "ranch" in Diboll once. I was a teenager then, but remember it as "the other white meat" and pretty good. Hairy underbelly was not appetizing though. I'd eat again if I was hungry. They were known as "Hoover Pork/Hams" back when times were tough.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:54 AM   #75
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Y'all need to watch this episode. Raccoon, possum, iguana, rabbit, elk, deer, bison, and gator in a cookoff competition. Pretty good show.

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Old 09-22-2020, 09:01 AM   #76
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yes to coon
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Old 09-22-2020, 12:32 PM   #77
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Eaten both but no more armadillo after leprosy discovery.
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Old 09-22-2020, 01:17 PM   #78
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:22 PM   #79
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Have eaten plenty raccoons and a few possums, but I'm not eating an armadillo.
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Old 09-22-2020, 04:26 PM   #80
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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 picture to imagine!
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Old 09-22-2020, 05:34 PM   #81
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I’ve eaten raccoon once or twice and found it a little to greasy for my taste. Have not tried armadillo, but I’ll eat anything dipped in batter and deep fried. What is “quarter batter”?

For those concerned about leprosy, wouldn’t the cooking process kill the bacterium?
I think he means to quarter them up then batter and fry them.
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Old 09-22-2020, 05:40 PM   #82
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Makes sense. Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2020, 05:59 PM   #83
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Of all the critters to eat and y’all eat armadillo. Yuck.


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Old 09-22-2020, 06:02 PM   #84
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Never tried Coon, but grew up eating dillos in South Texas when I was a boy. I had an uncle that knew how to make them like Bar B Que.
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Old 09-25-2020, 10:48 PM   #85
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Great grandma would butcher armadillos, quarter and batter with eggs/milk and flour. They need to be processed and make sure the innards are in tack and the stomach is not opened when gutting. Good eating. We were raised on them, as we were dirt road poor. No choices ate lots of raccoons too. Sold hides back in the 70’s when the market was strong and used the meat. Like I said. Dirt road poor and proud. We lived off the land and was proud of what we had. If we harvested my dad would use it for supper. Different world for some, but things were harder back in the day.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:17 AM   #86
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Just haven’t been that hungry yet.
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:00 AM   #87
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Hoover hogs!!! That used to be a thang during the Great Depression!!
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Old 09-26-2020, 08:14 AM   #88
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No and no....
Not that I wouldn't if I was hungry.
But then I've been lucky enough not to be really HUNGRY for a long while now. ;-)
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Old 09-27-2020, 08:42 PM   #89
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Have eatin both, & they were dang good, however with that being said my Dad grew up in the depression & hunted anything to feed himself & 8 siblings. I guess all that practice back the paid off cuz that man could make both of those taste amazing, in fact won quite a few wild game cook offs with both
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