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Old 12-01-2009, 13:17   #46
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Sick, Sick, Sick, Sick......lmfao...........I think I will stock the boat with Kraft Dinner....lol
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Old 12-01-2009, 15:51   #47
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Waverider,

Any day I can make someone "lmfao" I feel is a good day. Glad I could give you a chuckle. I really did cook the crow and it really did taste like......crow.

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OK, since we are on the subject of seagulls..............who has ever seen a "baby" seagull ????
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If you are truly starving you will eat darn near anything. Ask any old timer that suffered through the depression.
My father grew up very poor in the south and my grandmother would cook opossums and racoons. In fact I tried racoon once. My grandmother was cooking it on a spit in the fireplace. It was very tough and stringy, however my father said that a young one roasted with sweet potatoes was great. He didnt like the opossum but during the war they were the best source for grease, (grease was rationed in WWII), and you gotta have grease for southern cooking.

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quidam,

I agree, if you are hungry enough, even crow would be edible, but it would still taste like crow. However, I have never seen a 'possum or racoon at sea, but I have had seagulls land on the deck.

As for baby seagulls, yes captain465, I have seen them and they are very ugly, as I imagine an adult would be without its feathers.

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Old 12-01-2009, 19:54   #51
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Does anyone remember why they needed so much grease (pig fat) in WWII?
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As sick as it is, yes if starving out to sea I would eat seagul. But I would hope that I could catch fish instead. My question is with seagul do you make a gravy or deep fry it like a McChicken.
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it probably be better put to use as bait for a nice fish

Seagull collonies are found inland in the UK,they live close to the town rubbish dump,id have to be starving before i consumed one
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As sick as it is, yes if starving out to sea I would eat seagul. But I would hope that I could catch fish instead. My question is with seagul do you make a gravy or deep fry it like a McChicken.
I recommend a read of 66 Days at Sea. It describes the diet pretty well of a couple adrift in a raft for 66 days. They caught lots of fish, much by hand.

I forget but they may have caught one seabird in over two months in a raft.

By the time you get seagulls on the raft you are probably close enough to wait for a steak.
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Hal the reason they needed so much greese is because the had to eat early MRE's (the modern MRE is actually really good).
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I Think we should distinguish between Cold Water Lobster and Spiny Lobster.
IMO cold water lobster is superior...but, the lobster on Anagada, tasted damn good too.

Seagulls are rats with wings....except for Jonathon Livingston of course..
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What!!! You've never had Seagull soup???
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RE. Catfish:- Carp which are also bottom feeders have been eaten in China for thousands of years, they keep them in clear freshwater tanks for up to a week first, feeding them on only sweetcorn & bread etc to get rid of the muddy taste before eating. This could be practical on a boat if you have a suitable tank and oxygen pump or tablets...
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Can't see anything wrong with eating a seagull at all. I'll likely try one as soon as I get a chance. Fresh foods are always better than the stuff that is prepackaged at stores.
Heck, people eat tripe and chicken and pigeon and steak.
Squirrel still ranks as one of my favorites.
And I loved haggis.
Have you seen the slaughter yards in Colorado? I'd rather eat a seagull that munches on some McD's fries from an asphalt parking lot than a cow that eats it's own feces for a couple months.
Even worked in a chicken coop? The chickens that die of heat exhaustion and disease are chopped up and fed to the chickens that live... these are Tyson coops I am talking about. All the while they are pumped full of antibiotics and steroids to try and stave off the sicknesses. Chicken farming is a 70% business. 70% live through the season and make it to the kitchen table, and the other 30% get chopped up and fed to the ones that live.
And let's not start on pigs...
Anyway, I try and stick to sheep, fish (no catfish!) and game birds. A seagull in a lovely remote area can't be all that bad.
Can it?
I'll find out.
Maybe if they are tough and stringy they would make good fajitas.
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Seagulls. Also known as dump ducks or **** hawks, yummy.
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