Sunday, 26 June 2016
Rabbit & Squirrel Breakfast
Rabbits, those cuddly creature loved by kiddies and hated by farmers, go back a long way. Excavators at Boxgrove in West Sussex found evidence of then dating back to half a million years BC. The Ice Age soon chased them away and the Phoenicians recorded them in Spain 2000 years BC. Some claim the Romans brought them to Britannia but that is not yet proved. Certainly the Romans farmed them, except when the beasts dug deep and escaped, and somehow or other farmers can prove they exist in Britannia now. The Romans ate them as a useful food source but the Old Testament classed them as 'unclean' foodstuffs as they like pigs, camels and other banned creatures scavenge and live off anything around and are therefore unhealthy. You would not eat pigeons today for the same reason, whether wild rabbits are healthy only farmers can say as I believe many still eat those they shoot.
Six thirty in the morning is a good time for breakfast. Fattening food from chip shops or takeaways do not bother some people however. If it's free go for it is the attitude even if it is raining hard.
Not sure I would eat him either mind.