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Re: the old canard "tastes like chicken"

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 6:30 PM, B tH <soylentgreenistrex@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Forgot to mention - on Sunday, I got to eat a little bit of rattlesnake that 
> this friend of ours brought back from Arizona or New Mexico.
> The DO taste like chicken!
> I haven't braved frog legs yet, so don't know if they do, too - but this must 
> be proof of the relationship between reptiles and birds.
> Right?
> Don't look at me like that.

You've been beaten to the punch:

According to their findings, a chicken taste is the ancestral trait
for all tetrapods. I have to question some of their scorings, though
-- I had kangaroo meat recently (although not Dendrolagus, I think)
and it tasted nothing like chicken -- more like venison or calf liver.
T. Michael Keesey
Technical Consultant and Developer, Internet Technologies
Glendale, California