A Nurse with a Gun

Friday, April 03, 2009

The Coon Man


Anonymous ChiefMinion said...


When I was a kid, we used to trap those things by the truck load. Sold them for their hides.

I did sample raccoon at a charity "game feed" or dinner. Wouldn't be my first meat choice, but not bad. Of course anything can taste good with enough BBQ sauce on it.

2:43 PM  
Blogger stbaguley said...

Alton Brown is hearing footsteps! (and at PETA, heads are exploding) What a great way to close out Friday! Thanks Xavier!

3:52 PM  
Blogger Crucis said...

My grandparents had severl 'coons for pets. Mean, nasty-tempered beasts. They had three they found as kits and raised them. They initially had the run of the house until they matured. Then they nearly destroyed the place until penned up.

On the eatin' side, Grandma served BBQ 'coon several times. I was younger and no longer remember how it tasted.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Mattexian said...

Got plenty of folks around me that eat like that! Coon, possum, gar, stuff that ain't so glamorous, but's still good eatin'. I probably wouldn't have any problems with it, 'cept for they looks like cats when skinned!

10:23 PM  
Anonymous Brendan said...


Your blog is the one of the first stops I make in the morning with my cup of coffee. (saw the Glock prank a mile away. Who are you trying to kid?!!!). But I'll admit that I didn't make it through this post. I'm confused as to the point you're trying to make.

I don't want you to think that I'm squirmish about hunting, because I respect the act of hunting as well as hunters. But there is no reason why anyone in this day and age should think it's acceptable to hunt and consume potentally rabid vermin to get by. And no reason to glorify it. I'm seeing alot of 'depression porn' in the mainstream media. Alot of talking heads getting their kicks by using phases like "Shantytown" and "Tent Cities". More fear for the sake of ratings.

Don't fall into that trap.

Thanks for your hard work.

12:56 AM  
Blogger stbaguley said...

I don't know if Xavier wants to host chatter on his blog, but hey Brendan, I don't think the "Coon Man" is cooking up a mess of critter for any reason but that it tastes good and he likes it and it represents a niche business for him among like minded folks. Your pity and horror at the plight of the "poor man" is displaced and it shows you up for an elitist snob. I ride around on the same high horse most of the time and I confess I've never had 'coon for dinner, but I watch a piece like that and laugh at the silly me on the horse. Coon man is doing all right (and plays guitar better than me too.) I think he would not appreciate your feeling sorry for him. S

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Brendan said...


I have no pity for the Coon Man. That wasn't my point. I'm angry about the smart-ass soul patch wearing punk next to him rolling his eyes and making a mockery of what the Man stands for.

Like wearing a coonskin cap throughout the piece. (It's funny because he's eating raccoon!). There is elitism going on in this piece, and it's from the guy going the interview.

If the Man enjoys cooking and eating Raccoon, more power to him. I suspect he got that good at preparing out of necessity. That's unfortunate. He is a reminder of what Depression era Americans experienced.

We're closer to a Depression than we have ever been in this Country, I guess this piece struck a nerve with me.

Thanks for letting me reply Xavier. (the last you'll hear of it from me.)

11:10 AM  
Blogger boomvark said...

I like Coon Man. The interviewer, on the other hand, comes across as an idiot.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xavier, I love to read you post. I have learned a lot from them, and other times have just put a smile of my face. Wes and the guys at Flat Creek Debating Society took a group of kids coon hunting last night. I ask Bob about you from time to time. We would enjoy you joining us again one Sunday. Chief Scott always has a good meal waiting. Ronnie

6:44 AM  

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