Eating your national animal ?? Anyone have any good Bald Eagle recipes??
No, but read a joke once that said it tastes like a cross between California Condor and Giant Panda....
And I think the beaver is the national animal of Canada because there are so many of the darn things - the common beaver isn't endangered or even threatened. We had a dozen properties flooded out last year, each within 7 miles of my place thanks to these creatures. I even had a bit of flooding on the back part of my property, too.
Now I know why the Robertsons of Duck Dynasty despise them so much. And before anyone accuses me of being, well, redneck or mean-spirited or whatever, I'd have to say you really have to experience such flooding before acting as judge. Once you've stepped out of your neighbor's house into 2-foot deep water because the beavers dammed up the stream behind his property, the patriotic love for these little beasties goes away very, very quickly....
But I should really point out that beavers up here are usually caught via live trap them and relocated rather than shot. The one I tried was an exception and it was on a First Nations Reserve on a special permit.
Actually, no. It tastes more like muskrat, and that tastes a bit like squirrel. And the old-timer recipes I've got normally use the tail in a pot of beans.
No wonder you people suck down the Molson!
No Canadian ever needed an excuse for that......
But the beans were really good too!