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    Good news for New Jersey squirrel eaters
    Tue Oct 30, 2:36 PM ET

    NEW YORK (AFP) - Squirrel eaters in the US state of New Jersey have been told that the bushy-tailed rodents are likely safe to eat, after earlier being advised the unlikely delicacies could contain toxic metals.

    The Environmental Protection Agency said earlier this year it had discovered high levels of lead in a squirrel taken from near a waste dump in the Ringwood area and advised people to eat the rodents no more than twice a week.

    Officials have now said the test results were an error.

    "A blender that was used to process the tissues into usable samples was defective and was identified as the source of the lead contamination," the Environmental Protection Agency said in a statement dated Monday.

    The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife describes squirrel as "good table fare," offering recipes for squirrel chowder, stew and barbecue.
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    Thats good news for this lady too



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    You guys don't understand. EVERYTHING in NJ has toxic heavy metals in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    You guys don't understand. EVERYTHING in NJ has toxic heavy metals in it.
    Just wondering how many of those toxic NJ squirrels end up like Rocky the Frying Squirrel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    You guys don't understand. EVERYTHING in NJ has toxic heavy metals in it.

    Why did New Jersey get toxic waste dumps and California get all the lawyers?
    New Jersey got first pick.

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    Can't see what all the fuss is about. When I was a kid, we ate lots of squirrel that were at least partially contaminated with lead. Course it was usually a long rifle at 1150 fps

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    Why did New Jersey get toxic waste dumps and California get all the lawyers?
    New Jersey got first pick.
    So who got all the nuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Can't see what all the fuss is about. When I was a kid, we ate lots of squirrel that were at least partially contaminated with lead. Course it was usually a long rifle at 1150 fps

    Y'all ate them without picking bullet pieces/parts out of the carcass first?Y'all must have some tough teeth,my friend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    Y'all ate them without picking bullet pieces/parts out of the carcass first?Y'all must have some tough teeth,my friend.
    Explains some of the interesting smiles I see in the remote parts of the state....
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