Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Cane Toads

If you've ever wanted to see a child hug a giant disgusting toad she's named "Dairy Queen" now's your chance.



There is also an excellent example of an Outraged Biologist for those who enjoy such things.

19 comments:

William W. said...

I want to hug a disgusting giant cane toad!

Substance McGravitas said...

That or run it over with a Volkswagen van.

fish said...

I own the market on outraged biologist.

vacuumslayer said...

Good god.

I guess this will be my Day of Disgusting, Invasive Vermin

*shudder*

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I guess this will be my Day of Disgusting, Invasive Vermin

Speaking of which, the Republican Primary has come to Wisconsin!

vacuumslayer said...

Ooooh, here's a headline for k-lo: Santorum Rally Awash with Zombies!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Why doesn't this post include a recipe?

I've always wanted to see this documentary. Thanks for posting it.

vacuumslayer said...

Hey, B^4, how would you make that giant rat delicious?

mikey said...

The key is to understand the underlying tonalities. You see, lamb tastes like it does because it eats grass, not grains. Ducks that eat more fish are oilier and much tangier than those that eat corn or rice. Deer or pigs that eat a lot of acorns have meat that is richer and sweeter than if they eat more roots and tubers.

Which brings us to your rat. Those that eat a lot of rotting garbage are best cooked low and slow, typically a braise with some red wine and a lot of root veg. Sewer rats, who ingest a lot of feces through the day should be filleted thin and cooked on a hot griddle with a spicy rub and/or sauce. And rats that live under the dumpster behind Luigi's probably need substantially less garlic than you might expect...

vacuumslayer said...

Yet I'm still not sold...

Substance McGravitas said...

The rat at the LGM link should be a pretty good meal. Probably beat a stuffed pigeon.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Rush Limbaugh libel!

No wait, it's properly cane toad libel.
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M. Krebs said...

Mikey: Do you reckon the same advice goes for possum?

mikey said...

In general, of course, the tonalities hold for Possum too.

But the fact that Possum are desperately stupid calls for a certain modification. You can put good, healthy dog food pellets out for the Possums, and they will come around and become somewhat dependent. Once they have processed a nice, clean flavor through their meat - 90 to 120 days - put out a nice batch of dog pellets and give them a .22 in the brain stem or even a crossbow bolt through the heart. Break it down, chop it into stew meat cubes and boil the crap out of it.

Kind of gamey, but rich.

fish said...

Probably beat a stuffed pigeon.

And you can still eat it during Lent.

Substance McGravitas said...

I enjoy being referred to links on websites of particle physicists I have eaten lobster with.

Doesn't happen often enough.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Beating the stuffed pigeon.

Smut Clyde said...

particle physicists I have eaten lobster with.

This makes a better story if you change "with" to "off".

fish said...

This makes a better story if you change "with" to "off".

Not if we are talking about Higgs.