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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

How to Butcher and Cook a Rat...PLUS...

...other fun rat facts.

     What animal can squeeze through a hole the size of a quarter? What animal has teeth so sharp they can grind through cinder block, wire or even glass? If you guessed the rat, you’re right. These rodents are smart and agile. 

  • They are usually about 10 to 14 inches long, including their tails. 
  • Rats eat almost anything. They like meat, grain, seeds, fruit and vegetables. 
  • Norway rats are big and aggressive. They fight with each other and will even attack humans. Rats have sharp teeth that constantly grow. They chew on wood to keep the teeth short and sharp. 
  • Pet rats live about 3 years. 
  • Rats can have up to 20 babies at once. 
  • Rats have a good memory and sense of taste. They can recognize and remember the taste of rat poison. 
Rats are various medium-sized, long-tailed rodents of the superfamily Muroidea. "True rats" are members of the genus Rattus, the most important of which to humans are the black rat, Rattus rattus, and the brown rat, Rattus norvegicus. Rats are typically distinguished from mice by their size. Generally, when someone discovers a large muroid rodent, its common name includes the term rat, while if it is smaller, the name includes the term mouse. The muroid family is broad and complex, and the common terms rat and mouse are not taxonomically specific.  

Rats are edible! They are available street food in some Southeast Asian countries, but rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd never tried it before? Here's how... We Ate Rat Salad...Includes details on to butcher and cook a rat.

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