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Finally, a Texas Politician Is Calling For an End to the State's Roadkill-Eating Ban (Tink Nathan)

http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/02/texas_roa...

If Tink Nathan doesn't belong in the Texas Legislature, we're not sure if anyone does. The 72-year-old Republican from Kerr County, just northwest of San Antonio, has the whole package: scraggly frontiersman beard; monogrammed Texas flag shirt; an eponymous line of hunting products derived from deer urine. He's the guy New Yorkers conjure up when they think of Texas.

He's also the only candidate, apparently in the entire state, bold enough stand up and defend Texans' God-given right to eat animals they run over in their cars.

As it stands, picking up roadkill is a crime. Partly, this is because of health-and-safety concerns (hard to know what vile pathogens might be swarming over any given carcass), partly it's to discourage people from using their cars as hunting weapons. (This has actually been documented. In a 2012 Dallas Morning News story, a state game warden's staffer recalled a couple of incidents in which motorists intentionally ran over exotic deer in Kerr County, right in Nathan's backyard.)

Read the entire, awesome article here!: http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/02/texas_roa...



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Road Kill Cafe Menu

Autumn Harvest Festival and West Virginia Roadkill Cook-off

Okay, that was pretty funny. But, it was a joke.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003AO8IUW?ie=UTF8&tag=road...

This isn't. :)

"The West Virginia RoadKill Cook-off is one of the region’s most fun and exciting annual events. In years past, the Food Network, the Travel Channel and the Discovery Channel have all covered this wild and offbeat festival! If you’ve ever wanted to taste exotic dishes like squirrel gravy over biscuits, teriyaki-marinated bear or deer sausage, this is the place to be!"

http://pccocwv.com/roadkill/

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

This could become an important issue....

This could become an important issue in Obama's new America. People can get pretty hungry when they can't find work.

bigmikedude's picture

Mmmmm

Nothing like a fresh plate of P265/60 R17 squirrel garnished with double yellow flakes.

I literally watched in slow

I literally watched in slow motion my dad run over a squirrel in an F250 one time with AT tires. The squirrel fit nicely into the tread pattern of the tire and i leaned out the window and saw his tail make a few circles with it before falling out.

Bet he was nice and tender and ready for grilling after that.

Southern Agrarian

You hit it, You eat it. Time

You hit it,
You eat it.

Time for me to buy a spike riddled brush guard for my truck.

Southern Agrarian

Ulfilas brings home the

Ulfilas brings home the bacon, two...armadillo's...at a time!