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"It was delicious"

Somewhere a nature-'n'-primitive-people-lovin' activist's head implodes:

Fears that one of the world’s rarest creatures had been driven to extinction have been allayed by a tribesman who told conservationists he had recently eaten one.

Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna, a little-known, primitive mammal that lays eggs, lives in Papua New Guinea. Only one specimen, found in 1961, has ever been seen by scientists.

But fresh evidence that proves the echidna, which was named in honour of the naturalist Sir David Attenborough, is still alive has been found during an expedition by zoologists. Seven people told the scientists that they had seen the spiny creature, which is a relative of the platypus.

One of the villagers said that he had trapped one in a snare and eaten it in the jungle, being unaware of how rare and sought-after the echidna was. “It was delicious,” he said.

I blame George Bush.

(Via Machinery of the Night.)

Comments (3)

prairiecat [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Animals were put here to be food for other animals...weren't they? The villager is higher up the chain than the little furball, so for him, in HIS world, it's not "rare & sought-after" -- it's DINNER! Y'know, that 'survival of the fittest' thing still applies in some places, I think, even if it's not true for most "civilized" folk these days.

What a bunch of pretentious twits...

Jeffro [TypeKey Profile Page]:

I hear bald eagle tastes like chicken.

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