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RE: the old canard "tastes like chicken"

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of B tH
> 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.

Honest to goodness, frog legs always tasted halfway between freshwater
teleost fish and "chicken" (i.e., reptile)!

Deep fried alligator tastes like deep fried chicken (or, indeed, like deep
fried anything...).

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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