There is a company called Walker’s Snack Foods that makes a potato chip based on a type of Brunswick stew popular in British restaurants and some more… woodsy… U.S. states that contains the meat of gray squirrels. The chips are known as Cajun Squirrel and apparently are meant to taste like… well… squirrels. (I swear I am not making any judgements here. People have been eating squirrels for as long as there have been people and squirrels and I see nothing wrong with any of it. It certainly doesn’t seem to have hurt their population any.)
The curiosity in all of this is that apparently the squirrel flavored chips are exceedingly popular with real squirrels, who, one would assume, do not see the irony. Of even greater interest is exactly what would prompt Nigel and Camilla Cullum of county Buckinghamshire to feed squirrel flavored chips to actual squirrels, when the Cullums probably do see the irony.
Ah, who am I kidding? I’d have done it too.