Sunday, April 6, 2008
Bat snax continued
I must say, I am overwhelmed by y'all's votes of confidence. It seems like if I want to snack on a bat, I can at least expect a good amount of moral support.
I included this diagram so everyone could have a good look and see if any of the bat parts exhibited look like they could be eaten. I don't know about you, but I don't think those drumsticks are worth fighting over. Perhaps the cutaneous muscles of the arm membrane are more succulent than they look.
I thought I better do a little research to make sure I wasn't likely to get rabies from eating a bat. I didn't find any rabies warnings, but I did come across this site, which we will discount for the time being. I have never thought the Weekly World News was credible, but I may be eating my words when I die of mad-bat disease.
If it is safe and it is possible, I must do it; I'd be a complete idiot not to. So the next question is the obvious How?
Perhaps this nice Filipino lady can give me some tips (please do yourself a favor and watch the entire video-- the end is by far the best part).
Maybe I'll just make a nice soup?
I still have a few details to work out. I was under the impression that I just had to shoot and eat the bat, making the plan Kelsey proposed a perfectly viable one, but Ryan seems to have understood that the Dad had to witness the shooting and eating. Jacki, if you were there, your insights would be welcome. I am also not sure how much of the bat I have to consume. Can I just pick off the meat and make a stir-fry, or are we talking about eating the vitals, bowels and (shudder) head of the little beastie?
Anyway, thanks to one and all for the resounding support of this gross gross thing I am going to attempt. If you have more ideas, keep 'em coming. Until then , I'll be planning a road trip to Seattle, where Kelsey's mom will behead my kill so I can eat it.