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    Stroller cooking up a storm in Australia!?

    Australians cook up wild cat stew

    By Phil Mercer
    BBC News, Sydney



    Wild cats eat marsupials, lizards and birds

    Australians have come up with a novel solution to the millions of feral cats roaming the outback - eat them.
    The felines are the descendants of domestic pets and kill millions of small native animals each year.
    A recent Alice Springs contest featured wild cat casserole. The meat is said to taste like a cross between rabbit and, perhaps inevitably, chicken.
    But wildlife campaigners have expressed their dismay that Australia's wild cat now finds itself on the nation's menus.
    Cat stew recipe
    Feral cats are one of the most serious threats to Australia's native fauna.
    One of the competition judges found the meat impossibly tough and had to politely excuse herself and spit it out





    They eat almost anything that moves, including small marsupials, lizards, birds and spiders.
    The woman behind the controversial cat stew recipe has said Australians could do their bit to help the environment by tucking into more feral pests, including pigeons and camels.
    But it was a recipe for feline casserole that impressed some of the judges at an outback food competition in Alice Springs.
    Preparing this unusual stew seems simple enough.
    The meat should be diced and fried until it is brown. Then lemon grass is to be added along with salt and pepper and three cups of quandong, which is a sweet desert fruit.
    It is recommended that the dish be left to simmer for five hours before being garnished with bush plums and mistletoe berries.
    Marinated moggie was not to everyone's taste. One of the competition judges found the meat impossibly tough and had to politely excuse herself and spit it out in a backroom.
    Wild cats are considered good eating by some Aborigines, who roast the animals on an open fire. This outback cuisine does come with a health warning. Scientists have said that those eating wild cats could be exposed to harmful bacteria and toxins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwillyhggtb
    Scientists have said that those eating wild cats could be exposed to harmful bacteria and toxins.
    I bet scientists are too scared to leave their labs, too.

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    Wild cats are considered good eating by some Aborigines, who roast the animals on an open fire.


    Not too different from chestnuts really, when you think about it.

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    Actually, those feral moggies are becoming a real problem in the Aussie outback.
    They are getting bigger and fatter every year. Scientists have been monitering their steady increase in body weight over sever decades. There have been reports of farm dogs being taken by feral cats, particularly fat young pups.

    In some areas recently, the dingoes have almost disappeared, yet sheep and even cattle losses are on the increase.

    Only last month the Royal Flying Doctor Service had to rescue two park rangers 360 kilometers south west of Alice Springs after a feral feline tore its way into their tent at night and left both of them with serious injuries.

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    Aussie pussy does it taste anything like wild turkey surprise ?

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    we were out west of alice up some river bed having a barbie..when my daughter aged about 5 then heard/found a bloody cat obviously feral..just as we zoned on to it a bloody great goanna come from nowhere and nailed it ..then dragged it down some hole..mother nature strikes back ..was truelly amazing to see

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    goanna?

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    Btw, whatever happened to Stroller?

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    ^ He was eaten by the local soi dogs in a revenge dining episode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    goanna?
    Could it possibly be an Iguana?


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    Quote Originally Posted by a. boozer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Gorgon View Post
    goanna?
    Could it possibly be an Iguana?

    Goannas are monitor lizards. The name does come from Iguana but Ozzies being Ozzies they got both the species and the pronunciation wrong Myth and lies say that they snatch children and drag them away to eat them, the man-eating goannas are often found in the same regions as drop-bears.

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