Tara Cleveland wrote: > The earlier editions of the Joy of Cooking have directions on how to > clean and cook squirrel, possum, and a bunch of other little critters > - if you can get your hands on one. Makes for some interesting > reading for us non-hunting, vegetarian, lefty, tree-hugger, bunny- > loving, city-folk. :-) Tara, you are correct. Our 1975 Joy of Cooking has a section on 'Game' on p 513. Pages 514 has dressing a rabbit and page 515 has squirrel. It comes with diagrams too. They misspelled Possum and I quit reading at raccoon. Thanks for the info. > I, on the other hand, *hate* squirrels so I'm truly enjoying this > conversation. > > I wonder if black squirrels taste any different than grey > squirrels... Anyone know? I had to google black squirrels since I had never heard of them. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/classification/Sciurus.html#Sciurus is a list of all kinds of the irritating rodents. (Well, I guess the rest of the night is shot now.) I don't see a black squirrel listed in the Genus Sciurus. Maybe it is just a race of the greys. The site also doesn't list any recipes, but googling "squirrel recipes" gives a long list of them. Enjoy, Roger -- Visit http://www.misshunt.com/ for fun and creative items including the famous Clean/Dirty dishwasher magnet, now available in velcro.