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Mongoose: Why isn't it what's for dinner? [moved from Hawaii]

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Mongooses are everywhere. I've seen one jump into the open window of a car parked at Sandy Beach and attack a boxed pizza sitting on the backseat. While two people sat in the front seats. (Yeah, they freaked.)

So what's the deal here ... doesn't anybody eat mongooses in Hawaii? Why not?

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  1. Do you have a recipe?...and a trap?...and a cobra?

    1. Obviously you're not a fan of Riki-Tiki-Tavi.

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      1. re: Jazzaloha

        mongoose at your door, no more, no more.

      2. I guess if you are into squirrel you could do mongoose as well. I'd be kinda worried about trichinosis, etc, those cute little varmints eat anything and everything, don't imagine they would be good eating, and pretty tough to boot.

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        1. re: KaimukiMan

          I'd rather eat Nutria than Mongoose, I think. :-)

        2. I'm thinking that one might pair a mongoose with a mynah bird - sort of a real stretch on "surf-n-turf."

          Hunt

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          1. re: Bill Hunt

            How bout slow cooked crock pot rooster riki tiki? Beats gigging frogs!

          2. The mongoose is a very sure way to make sure there are no snakes in your hood.

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            1. re: EWSflash

              Yes, after seeing "Snakes on a Plane," I started traveling with a mongoose in my carry-on luggage. Suppose that I could eat the little bugger, if we survived a crash on a Pacific atoll, and could not catch enough fish to survive, but I do not want to think about it.

              Hunt