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Is this squirrel meat still good?

Old 10-23-2012, 10:33 AM
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Default Is this squirrel meat still good?

I went squirrel hunting at my buddy's property on the 14th, got 4, skinned and quartered em within 90 mins, and let them soak in salt water overnight in the fridge. I had to leave the next morning, I bagged em and put them on ice for the drive. Once I got back same day, I drained the water and put them in my fridge at home. I haven't had a chance to cook them because life has had me busy, so I took them out yesterday and they don't look too bad, just a little something weird on one front leg. Would you cook em up? I don't get a chance go squirrel hunting often so I'd like to salvage as much as I can. Let me know what you think! Thanks!
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:26 AM
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It's probably fine. Assuming the meat was good to start with. I'd probably cook em. you mentioned something on one of the legs? Posting a picture of that may help identify that.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:43 PM
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Im one of those "if its questionable, dont eat it" kind of person. Call me wasteful, but thats just how I am. 9 Days in the fridge seems a little long to me; should have frozen them.
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Old 10-23-2012, 01:00 PM
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I'm one of those guys that'll eat it no matter what especially after its been fried I say go for it, but I won't be responsible for any sickness or death as a consequence.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:31 AM
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Appreciate all the responses, I took a closer look at the meat 2 days ago and the body ends of the the legs definitely had some kind of nasty going on so I chose to throw them away. I'm bummed it went to waste, but next time I'll just bring a Coleman stove and skillet out with me and cook em right after quartering haha
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Old 10-26-2012, 12:58 PM
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You gotta be a single guy -- 3 days after you suspect there's something wrong with the meat, it's still in the fridge. LOL.
I sued to work for a butcher shop. Customers would call and ask, this meats been in my fridge for X number of days, is it still good? We'd tell them to trust their noses, if it doesn't smell like something you'd eat, don't eat it. That said, 12 days is a bit much.
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