Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Thorny Meal

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Please refrain yourself from reading this post or scrolling down out of curiosity as this post contain visuals that might be kinda extreme to some. Kids, this is a post you would want to skip. The same goes for those animal lovers. Again, please skip this post if you are easily offended or you have a weak stomach so to speak.


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Yours Truly came upon an interesting group of some ethnic tribe from a long long forgotten lost nation. (To add to the dramatic effect of the story bah....)

They seems to be performing some ancient feast ritual using a long forgotten ancient method of BBQ-ing. The sacrificial animal have thorny spiky thing all over its body. Upon inspection, it is a freaking porcupine. A freaking PORCUPINE. I mean, people only see this in cartoons or movies. Ahem. The type that shoots its thorns when it felt threatened.

And now, it is waiting to BECOME the dinner.

In case you don't know what is a porcupine, here's a description from Wikipedia:


Porcupines are rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that defend them from predators. They are endemic in both the Old World and the New World. Porcupines are the third largest of the rodents, behind the capybara and the beaver.
Most porcupines are about 25–36 in (63–91 cm) long, with an 8–10 in (20–25 cm) long tail. Weighing between 12–35 lb (5.4–16 kg), they are rounded, large and slow. Porcupines come in various shades of brown, grey, and the unusual white. Porcupines' spiny protection resembles that of the unrelated erinaceomorph hedgehogs and monotreme echidnas.
The name "porcupine" comes from Middle French porc d'├ępine which could be translated as "thorny porc", "spined porc" or "quilled porc", hence the nickname "quill pig" for the animal. A group of porcupines is called a "prickle".


There you have it, one porcupine for dinner coming right up.



Mr Porcupine Captured


Mr Porcupine ponder its fate


Mr Porcupine being 'prepared' for the ritual


So, after carefully extracting the porcupine from the cage (remember the flying thorny spiky thingy?), the head chef of the tribe does his magic in handling the beast by calming it down and in one swift motion slit its throat and let the beast bleed to the death. (Maybe it is a halal thing to do. I suppose. Or probably it would be better than to just chop off its head whole. Like how ya slaughter a chicken ya?)



Pulling out the thorns/spikes


Clearing the furs


OMG....it stares~~~~


Cleaning in process


Clean Clean Clean


Almost done


Wash Wash Wash


Cleaning the feet


Then, suddenly one of the tribesman shouted in some unknown language and gesture all of the kids around to get near him and shows them the following:


Oh yes, it is a beast biological lesson 101 for the kids.
"Kids, this is a porcupine's male reproductive organ aka PorcuPenis"


After giving some education, the tribesman continue to diligently clean the prized meal for the ancient feast ritual.


Rub Rub Rub


Wash wash wash and rub rub rub


In case you are wondering where the heck is the porcupine's head, well in the cleaning process it was chopped off and cleaned separately. The head deserves a better treatment then being lumped together with the body. Ahem. Apparently the head is also BBQ-ed. Here, the picture of the cleaned porcupine head called PorcuHead.


PorcuHead


Some Colgate advert in order?


Its Staring at ya~~~~~


The thorns/spikes


After cleaning, the beast now a lump of meat is cut from the throat area right down to the stomach in order to clean the insides.


Cleaning Insides


Everything there


After the cleaning inside and outside... Time for the secret ancient long forgotten technique of preparing the ancient feast ritual. The BBQ.


Almost looks like its sun bathing


Another View


Flip Over


Yes, the head will be eaten also


BBQ-ed to perfection


Chopped into pieces


Put in some spices and dinner is ready to be served


May the beast rest in pieces peace



There you have it.

A Thorny Meal indeed.

Ahem.



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