After reading about the lady who was beaten by a frozen armadillo, I began wondering about the armadillo. I have seen some scurrying across our yard at night, but mostly I see them on the road.
Never had I imagined that the armadillo was an animal to be eaten until I read that article. The article of course got the better of me and I had to check it out.
During the 1930’s President Hoover promised the American people a “chicken in every pot”. As the depression worsened and people began to scavenge for food. Their dislike of President Hoover’s politics soon gave the armadillo the name Hoover’s Hog.
I have never tasted armadillo nor do I plan on doing so anytime soon. I have heard it tastes like chicken.
Many of my neighbors hunt and bring home wild hogs or feral hogs and deer. I am not fond of wild animal meat. When people bring it to work and want to share their family recipes, I try to politely turn them down. Although several times I have unknowingly eaten it. The taste is different with a tangy taste. I have eaten fried rabbits several times, while in the Navy.
Do you eat wild game? If so, what animals do you eat or have you eaten?