Thursday, 4 March 2010

Our parents also used to eat this

Black rats came from Eurasia. They came to America with the European conquista. Still, America (I am talking in the original sense of the word America) has lots of other "native" rodents. One of those rodents is the picure or Dasyprocta fuliginosa. It lives in Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil. I have seen a lot of them while wandering in the mountains of Carabobo. Picures were good for dinner in the countryside decades ago. Some people still eat them.

Picures are about 45 to 76 cm long.

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