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Squirrell Tree Frog

This is a discussion on Squirrell Tree Frog within the A Kodak Moment: not necessarily plants... forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; What a little cutie!! All we have are those big ol' Sonora toads......

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    What a little cutie!! All we have are those big ol' Sonora toads...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Honestly they taste like quail. It's the tree rat visual I can't get over.
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    When I was a young boy i used to love to listen mesmerised, to stories from my maternal grandfather. As a young man, around 1900, he used to work as a supervisor in a remote logging camp owned by his father-in-law. For the workers, except for rice which they brought in, meat had to be obtained by hunting and greens by collecting from the jungle. So he and his workers had to eat all sorts of animals they could hunt,from snakes to tigers - yes, 'tigers', a meat they didn't relish but obligatory as it was believed that eating tiger meat would make tigers keep their distance from you. My grandfather said the only meat he hadn't eaten was elephant because the biggest calibre gun they had were 12 gauge shotguns with buckshot.He said of all the wild game the giant bamboo rat , Rhizomys sumatrensis, was the most delicious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    When I was a young boy i used to love to listen mesmerised, to stories from my maternal grandfather. As a young man, around 1900, he used to work as a supervisor in a remote logging camp owned by his father-in-law. For the workers, except for rice which they brought in, meat had to be obtained by hunting and greens by collecting from the jungle. So he and his workers had to eat all sorts of animals they could hunt,from snakes to tigers - yes, 'tigers', a meat they didn't relish but obligatory as it was believed that eating tiger meat would make tigers keep their distance from you. My grandfather said the only meat he hadn't eaten was elephant because the biggest calibre gun they had were 12 gauge shotguns with buckshot.He said of all the wild game the giant bamboo rat , Rhizomys sumatrensis, was the most delicious.
    Great story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    When I was a young boy i used to love to listen mesmerised, to stories from my maternal grandfather. As a young man, around 1900, he used to work as a supervisor in a remote logging camp owned by his father-in-law. For the workers, except for rice which they brought in, meat had to be obtained by hunting and greens by collecting from the jungle. So he and his workers had to eat all sorts of animals they could hunt,from snakes to tigers - yes, 'tigers', a meat they didn't relish but obligatory as it was believed that eating tiger meat would make tigers keep their distance from you. My grandfather said the only meat he hadn't eaten was elephant because the biggest calibre gun they had were 12 gauge shotguns with buckshot.He said of all the wild game the giant bamboo rat , Rhizomys sumatrensis, was the most delicious.
    Giant Bamboo RAT !! YIKES ! Wonderful story, thanks for sharing.

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    Sad to hear of the tigers getting eaten. With regards to animals like rats, tarantulas and such ... it is funny & interesting in some ways how what is considered "normal" fare in some cultures is considered bizarre or disgusting in others.

    Wouldn't have any issues, personally, being served squirrel. But I wouldn't see that as a breakfast food.

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    Lovely, really lovely little frog: it looks like he is having a sunbathe and he thinks nobady sees him
    Wonderful story Yew!

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