How to kill and cook a squirrel, according to Reddit (NSFL)

Reddit's r/Hunting celebrates Squirrel Appreciation Day by explaining how to turn the rodents into a meal.


Kevin Collier

Internet Culture

Published Jan 21, 2013   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 3:05 am CDT

Although it was almost overshadowed by the hullabaloo of some president swearing an oath, Monday, Jan. 21 is Squirrel Appreciation Day. Reportedly created in 2001 by conservationist Christy Hargrove, the day is meant to honor those acorn-burying, occasionally-flying, big-toothed little buggers.

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With that in mind, we consulted with Reddit’s resident sportsmen-and-women community, r/Hunting, to learn how to spot, track, kill, skin, and eat those fuzzy-tailed rodents.

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(Warning: If you don’t want to know how the sausage is made, so to speak, you might want to skimp on the following Storify. It is about how to kill and eat squirrels, after all.)

Photo by BinaryApe/Flickr

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*First Published: Jan 21, 2013, 8:50 pm CST