Brian Hall asked in PetsRodents · 9 months ago

Will eating squirrels make you sick/diseased?

I recently became homeless, but I live near a squirrel family near the woods. If I ate squirrel meat every 3 days for about a year. Will I eventually become sick? 

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  • 9 months ago

    Cook it throughly, try to get some other food like nuts or fruit to vary your diet. Or just go to a food bank.

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  • Nathan
    Lv 4
    9 months ago

    You will become sick after eating just one, and also be arrested if caught for harming wildlife. You can find places that offer help for the homeless in your area

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  • Blearg
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    Quite a few people seem to do so regularly and be fine. Cook the meat well, handle raw meat with gloves, and it sounds like you should be relatively well covered.

    https://www.in-depthoutdoors.com/community/forums/...

    https://www.liveoutdoors.com/hunting/168137-summer...

    Just make sure you're also finding decent sources of fat and /or carbohydrates. I don't expect squirrels have much fat on them, and "rabbit starvation" is not a fate I'd wish on anyone.

    https://www.raising-rabbits.com/rabbit-starvation....

    Here are some guidelines on foraging:

    https://www.moneycrashers.com/foraging-guide-edibl...

    Here are insects that you could eat(they are very nutrient dense):

    https://www.backpacker.com/survival/12-edible-bugs...

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  • 9 months ago

    Ever hear of soup line, most homeless shelters have them.

    Save the small wildlife for sheer survival or maybe learn how to catch fish.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    dont do that, theyre so cute, go stay in a shelter or go to a food pantry

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  • 9 months ago

    BBQ 🐿 is deliciousy delicious.

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  • 9 months ago

    no, you fine for sick, but maybe the squirrell get angry and attack you in the night and kill you to a death

    • Brock9 months agoReport

      never thought of it that way.

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Interesting that you have the internet and a device that connects to the internet. Me smells a troll.

  • CB
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Cook it and you will be fine - great source of lean protein.

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