Peter K. wrote:
TY for the response and heads up on potential health risk. If I ever find them I am going to try them. So far around my property the only rooted area is hogs but that is on the very back corner (for now). My friend lives closer to an area where I have seen several on the roadside killed by traffic (the same swamp that crosses the hwy is the back border of his property). He said aside from seeing them on the road he has not seen them locally either. I figure we are not dealing with a large population yet but they are here.
I have seen them in Florida myself quite a bit. The ones I have seen bolted for cover as we got close. Not sure if it was they saw or felt us through ground vibrations coming. It just peaked my intrest when I was recently reading the hunting rules and regs (I read what is pertinent for me and my area but some things I don't look at every year) and saw hogs had gone from a game animal status to open season no limit day or night along with coyotes and armidillos (which had never had a season heck they used to never be here).
velacreations Hatfield wrote:we ate some grasshoppers this week. We had a huge population explosion fueled by the record drought this year. So, we ate the pests! We boiled them first, then friend them with garlic and butter. When you boil them, they turn red like a lobster!