[Sca-cooks] Wild Rabbits

Deborah Hammons mistressaldyth at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 14:09:23 PDT 2012

>From the old hunter lady.   Wild rabbits do have a parasite.  It dies off
about 2 weeks after the first really hard freeze (that means 36 hours at 24
or below)  And do not re emerge until about 2 weeks after the last hard
freeze.  Settlers have a story about not eating or killing rabbit unless
the month had an R in it.  I haven't been able to find a credible source
for a positive moderately recent plague bunny source, but many with prairie
dogs and squirrels.

Who is just now putting two deer in the freezer.  A 9 point white tail and
a 22 inch forkhorn mule deer.  In the form of steaks, roasts, stew and

On Sat, Sep 8, 2012 at 2:54 PM, Terri Morgan <online2much at cox.net> wrote:

> > Tularemia
> > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001859/
> I recognise that the disease is common enough to cause a person to think
> twice about eating wild rabbit, but if one was lost in the wilderness and
> able to trap a little fuzzy thumper, would boiling the heck out of the
> cut-up meat eliminate the danger? I was curious about how likely the
> bacteria was to withstand such treatment.
> Not that I have any plans to get lost and start laying traps, mind you.
> Hrothny
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