Should We Think About Eating Squirrel?

Gray squirrels are everywhere. They’re in your local park, stuffing discarded sandwich crusts into their mouths. They’re in your garden, burying nuts in your lawn and pissing off your cats. They’re up trees taking eggs from bird’s nests. So should we be thinking about eating them?

Some people might baulk at the idea of eating a rodent, but the squirrel’s cousin—the rabbit—is widely eaten. There are those who can’t get past the rabbit’s fluffy pet-ness, but plenty can, and in our age of financial severity should we be considering the potential epicurean values of something that is, quite literally, everywhere? Could it be the ultimate free-range meat?

If you’re “game”, here’s a few recipes: Squirrel Recipes