Really? Yes, really. Aside from carrying nasty diseases, these creatures are considered great eating in many parts of the world, West Africa included. In fact, this blogger’s Internet searches yielded recipes for Fruit bat soup and stewed Cane rat, as well as an awareness that smoked monkey is readily found all over rural Africa — to eat.
In what promises to be great fun if you’re in Wellington, New Zealand, Victoria University’s Science Society is offering a free beer for every rat brought to them at The Hunter Lounge — dead or alive. The challenge promises to unleash, the joyously buzzed and intoxicated on a no doubt savvy and entrenched urban rat population.