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Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) #7788243 03/28/20 08:59 PM
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I harvest squirrels every day I can during squirrel season. Their great protein and they’re one of the best game meats out there in my opinion. I got this squirrel right at the tail end of the season and When I started cleaning it I noticed something odd. Not only had it been shot by 2 other hunters with poor shot placement but it’s guts where a dark black color and it had a layer of fat on its lower belly I’ve never seen in a squirrel before. I decided to bury the squirrel so nothing else could eat it and it could become a part of the dirt because I didn’t feel safe eating it nor did I want to help spread a disease if that’s what this is. Thank you for accepting me into the forum as well🙏🙏if anyone knows what this could be please let me know so I can better prepare/handle the situation if it ever happens again.

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Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7788268 03/28/20 09:30 PM
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Fat looking stuff is fat and mammary glands IMHO. Seen it in lots of different female game taken around the time they are about to have or have babies. If your squirrel was taken end of Winter season it would time right as that is why there is a break in squirrel season from March to April. Black in the stomach and intestines is likely related to what it has been eating. Husk off some Black Walnuts the squirrel had hidden away perhaps. But when it doubt, don't eat it.

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7789404 03/30/20 12:04 AM
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Not a clue, but burying it was a good idea.


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Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7799631 04/08/20 02:44 PM
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In my opinion - the fatty looking tissue is possibly an adhesion. If, in fact, the squirrel was shot previously - the resulting injury could have been the source of the adhesion. Not sure on the black organs though - weird.

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7799749 04/08/20 03:54 PM
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Wow,

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7799793 04/08/20 04:17 PM
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what did the liver look like?


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Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7799924 04/08/20 05:44 PM
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With a name like Nasty Nate you gotta eat that!

Just kidding....that's odd. I've never cleaned a squirrel before but never seen that on any animal.

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7799937 04/08/20 05:59 PM
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That's ridiculous. Burn it

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7800402 04/09/20 12:31 AM
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Melanosis coli. Lots of causes.

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: redhaze] #7802538 04/11/20 03:28 AM
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Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7805483 04/14/20 03:18 AM
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I remember during deer season someone posted on one of the hunting pages on Facebook about the same thing but in a deer, he called the game warden and the warden came out and got samples to send off to a lab, he also have the hunter another tag so he could take another deer.

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7805501 04/14/20 03:43 AM
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Another problem with rabbits dying in southern and eastern New Mexico. https://www.krqe.com/news/new-mexico/disease-blamed-for-wild-rabbit-deaths/


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Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7805510 04/14/20 03:51 AM
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Hell, I'd have eaten it.


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Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7836060 05/11/20 04:46 PM
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Pretty odd - think I might have called the game Warden or Wildlife Biologist to ask them.


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Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7900884 07/15/20 12:26 AM
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How strange....

Re: Black organs (WARNING, PICTURES) [Re: NastyNate33] #7902251 07/16/20 01:07 AM
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I'm with Sniper John. I don't see anything dark outside of the digestive tract, indicating that this is something being consumed.


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