Want nuts with that? Will Woodbridge butcher’s Suffolk squirrel become this summer’s must-try on the barbecue?

Would you fancy eating one of these? Picture: Rosemary Howard

Would you fancy eating one of these? Picture: Rosemary Howard - Credit: citizenside.com

Forget charred burgers and burned-out bangers on the barbie. For this summer's must-try meat could be the SQUIRREL.

Squirrel ready to go on the barbie. Picture: Wild Meat Company

Squirrel ready to go on the barbie. Picture: Wild Meat Company - Credit: Archant

A Suffolk butcher is offering the animals whole for £4.50. Robert Gooch, director of the Woodbridge-based Wild Meat Company, said: 'Their hind legs, or haunches, are where most of the meat is and they're a nice portion to have on a barbecue.

'They barbecue very well if you wrap them in silver foil. It's a very tasty, delicately-flavoured meat.'

Mr Gooch said squirrels he sells had been trapped and killed by farmers and would otherwise be thrown away.

'We sell squirrels all year round,' he said. 'They're a novelty product people are interested in trying.'


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