Friday, August 31, 2007

Roadkill Cook-Off Plays Dirty

Marlinton, W.Va. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Folks in one West Virginia town are rearing up to run over as many animals as they can.

That’s because the 16th Annual Roadkill Cook-Off is hitting Marlinton, West Virginia, on September 29, and folks are taking out all the adorably edible animals they can along the way.

The cook-off brings more than 5,000 roadkill roasters to sample dishes made from animals commonly found dead on the road, and according to roadkill chief David Cain, the best meals are made with some unlikely animals.

Cain says bear meat makes a mouth-watering stew, but a big festival favorite has been the mooseballs.

No, he’s not talking testicles, but rather meatballs made from ground moose.

Though the bumper banquet gets folks cookin’ delicious cuddly courses, Cain says it’s best not to scrape up any roadkill off your hood for the furry feast.

He says, “We’ve never had anyone admit to bringing in animals off the road and don’t recommend it, but we do give an award if you kill an animal on the way to the festival.”

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