Road kill gourmet: To eat or not to eat?

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by admin on January 22, 2014

This is our masked Road Kill Gourmet. Her identity is secret (hidden behind this Mexican wrestling mask we keep here at the Low Down office for all such occasions) due to the fact that she is technically a poacher. Courtney Merchand photo

This is our masked Road Kill Gourmet. Her identity is secret (hidden behind this Mexican wrestling mask we keep here at the Low Down office for all such occasions) due to the fact that she is technically a poacher. Courtney Merchand photo

So you’ve hit a wild animal. Now what?

Do you: A) leave it by the side of the road, or B) peel it out from under your car, throw it in your trunk, and take it home for dinner?

Many people don’t know that running over a while animal isn’t illegal – but taking it home with you is.

It’s driving 101. When you see an animal crossing the road, it isn’t recommended that you slam on your breaks or swerve into oncoming traffic to avoid hitting it.

The Ministry of Environment regulates road kill through Transport Quebec, which is mandated to clean up after nasty collisions with wildlife.

Currently, the cleanup services are sub-contracted out to the SPCA. Transport Quebec flags the animals that need to be picked up and the sub-contractor goes to retrieve them.

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