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Out There: Thing I've et

So, you think that wood rat tastes like chicken, huh? I say it tastes more like owl. Try emu, alligator gar, possum and rattler.

Updated: September 28, 2004, 1:42 PM ET
By Keith "Catfish" Sutton |
Special to ESPNOutdoors.com

I once invited a young lady to my shack for a home-cooked supper. Until that evening, it never dawned on me that most folks have never had the good fortune to eat barbecued coon. I was surprised to learn that some folks would be happier if they never did.

I had spent the previous evening hunting raccoons in east Arkansas' river bottoms. My buddy Leon owned a bluetick that was one fine coonhound.

We turned the dog out at 9 p.m., and, by midnight, had killed six coons, including a trio ...

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