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Ed Stafford: The most disgusting thing I’ve ever eaten is a skunk because I thought I was trapping a rabbit basically I made a deadfall trap, trapped a skunk. When it got triggered it killed it but then when I was butchering it I cut through the gland that it usually uses to spray gunk at people and that contaminated all of the meat so that was absolutely gross but because I killed it I just thought “You’ve got to eat this, I’m not going to allow it to go to waste.” So I did, that was minging.
I think one of the dodgiest things I’ve eaten was a… they told me it was a puma. It was a tribe that gave it to me, they told me it was a puma and it ended up being a jaguarundi which is like a small jaguar but it had been killing the village’s chickens and so they shot it but it had been hanging for about three weeks before I was given it and I was having to be polite and ate it and all night long, stomach just going, I started vomiting, defecating quite a lot.
The most surprisingly pleasant thing was giant armadillo which I didn’t kill myself but it was killed by an indigenous tribe in the Amazon and just offered up as what was available right now for you to eat. I carried like half a giant armadillo with me which was smoked and it lasted about a week. It was utterly delicious.
It was just a really refined meat if that makes any sense. It was like going into a delicatessen and picking the most… I don’t know. It was like aardvark. It’s like you imagine a ridiculously fancy meat but it was just… I was pretty hungry at the time, you’ve got to understand but it was wonderful.
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