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Tadpoles....who knew?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Livestock' started by frustratedearthmother, May 30, 2016.

  1. May 30, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    As some of you know from reading my journal - we've had lots and lots of rain in my area. I don't really enjoy slogging through the mud every...single...day. But, to every cloud a silver lining and all that.

    Today I noticed a couple of chickens standing in the water pecking away. I'm thinking they're confused - they're not water birds - but what do I know? The pic is sideways but it doesn't really matter. Just look at all those tiny black dots. Tadpoles - millions of them. Seriously, lol. I couldn't get a shot of the chickens, but they were standing in the water eating tadpoles!

    So I did a quick google search and found out that they are pretty darn nutritious...except, depending on the species, some of them can be toxic (even though boiling them neutralizes any toxicity). In some countries - PEOPLE eat them! ARGH....

    Survival food anyone?

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    I love tadpoles! but not to eat...... Hey, it's free chicken feed.... :lol:
     
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    Not so sure I could eat them either even though I learned how to 'de-gut' a tadpole in one of the recipes. You just kinda squish them until their guts pop out their butthole... ick! :th
     
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    Yeah, don't think I could go there.....but I do like fried frog legs!
     
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    But, don't ya hate it when they're jumping around in the frying pan? They're a MESS to cook, lol!
     
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    Duh! You cut the tendons behind their knee!!! :thI can't believe you didn't know that....being a SS gal and a Texan to boot!! :lol:
     
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    I just like to watch 'em jump, lol! But, no, I've only cooked 'em once. I'd rather order them out then I don't have to deal with it!

    I'm so ashamed....
     
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    Even though I might get more practice if the bullfrogs on the pond don't SHUT-UP!! I swear they are bellering around the clock!
     
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