October 17th, 2011
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Do owl curry, fallow deer and rat stir-fry whet your palate? Meet Jonathan McGowan, the taxidermist and naturalist who's made roadkill an essential part of his diet.

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  1. ShutUpHippie

    My town's police department will respond to a deer-vehicle incident, "clean up the scene of the accident," and have a cook-out a few days later at one of the stations. lol

    October 18, 2011 at 2:00 pm |
  2. Barry

    In my state all animals such as as deer or moose MUST be turned over to the state. You get caught keeping one and you are arrested for illegal possesion outside of hunting season and in Alaska that is not a good thing.

    October 18, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
  3. tjsoutherngreen

    Good Info!! and this man is one who likely isn't even in the know that the Christmas merchandising is full on! high five!

    October 18, 2011 at 10:41 am |
    • mr mojo rising

      In my neck of the woods, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all at the same time.

      October 18, 2011 at 10:55 am |
  4. Multi-Tasking @ Work

    I would not like to meet Jonathan McGowan...he would be a cheap date and totally unkissable!

    October 17, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
  5. TX4UREXKARLENE

    Thought owls were protected .

    October 17, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • JBJingles@TX4U

      I guess if they are accidently killed and laying in the road it's OK? How are you doing, haven't seen you in a while??

      October 17, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
    • RichardHead@TX4U

      No,only St.Louis Cardinals until the Texas Rangers come to town. :))

      October 17, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  6. Truth

    As long as the gastrointestinal tract has not been ruptured, chances are the meat has not been adversely affected, at least not in deer. First rule of dressing out an animule is to use a tie wrap to seal off the top and bottom of the entrails before you remove and then only do so gently and without knocking the lining with your knife. Take your time and you should be ok.

    October 17, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  7. Sofa King

    He's probably developed a rock solid digestive tract from all the asphalt he's swallowed. Good immune system, too.

    October 17, 2011 at 3:34 pm |
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