In my newspaper this morning, they carried an article from The Guardian in England, which a sub editor had headlined, 'To a connoisseur of carnage, roadkill provides a tasty (and healthy) treat'
You read it right.
A certain Mr Arthur Boyt it seems, has been gathering road kill from the side of the road for most of his sixty-six years, starting out with a pheasant at the age of thirteen, augmented with the odd hare.
From what seemed such a promising start, it all went sadly downhill.
The list of animals Mr Boyt has eaten include:
- horseshoe bat
- grey squirrel
- a labrador
He claims the meat is perfectly healthy and hormone free. What a relief.
Even if the roadkill is in an advanced state of decay, Mr Boyt claims that as long as you cook it thoroughly, even though it's a bit bland, you can still eat it.
He is now writing a book of recipes, to share his 'curious culinary success with a wider audience.'
Let me finish with the last paragraph of the article:
'Mr Boyt has no regrets about eating the labrador, which he emphasises was without a collar when he found it.' "There was nothing on it to show who its owner was, even though it was in good condition, so I took it home and ate it. It was just like a nice piece of lamb."