I read on the BBC site that UK authorities were having a squirrel hunt. It seems the Greys are out breeding the Reds and this pisses off a number of folks. In western North Carolina where I grew up, the squirrel hunt is a tradition. I had a single shot 22 rifle that I used in the woods for hunting them. The buggers are difficult to clean though. I remember when I was 10 or 11 helping my grandmother clean squirrels for the pot. I actually have a photograph of us. It's from the late 50s or 60s. The rule was that if you shot it, you had to clean and eat it. Sadly, you can't purchase them in the megamart. I'm too old now to try to hit a lightning fast rodent from twenty paces much less go out stomping through the woods. I will stick with the stuff I find in the meat aisle in the megamart. Plus, it is against the law to shot anything around the city. I keep threatening my mother-in-law that I'm going to cook her a mess of squirrels for a holiday. The joke is now that if you can't tell what kind of meat is in the dish, it is probably squirrel. If I'm going to actually server her squirrel, I need to do it soon since they are 90yo. As a help to those in the GMT zone, I will suggest cooking instructions. After you clean the fruits of your hunting trip, quarter them, dredge them in flour, and brown them in your fat (bacon grease or butter will do.) Roast them for a while, then make a cream gravy out of the pan drippings and hit it with extra black pepper. That's fine eatin' with some hot biscuits. Frankly, if more folks in the UK ever ate squirrel, there wouldn't be an excess of them in the woods. Note: don't bother with the city squirrels, they don't have much flavor (or have too much of the wrong flavor.) Y'all enjoy the hunt. Please share your results with us. Enjoy, Roger -- Visit http://www.misshunt.com/ for fun and creative items including the famous Clean/Dirty dishwasher magnet, now available in velcro.