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Thread #14177   Message #120751
Posted By: DonMeixner
04-Oct-99 - 09:09 PM
Thread Name: The Haggis season - when does it start?
Subject: RE: The Haggis season - when does it start?

The wiley whistle pig is a local name for the Woodchuck. They are called whistle pigs because when frightened they whistle. A large rodent that resembles a cavy (Guinea Pig) only universally brown in color. They are harmless in the extreme and while slow of wit they make up for it by being very dumb. Some of the old timers in the area say they taste alot like goat. I've never eaten whistle pig my self so I can't say.

Wooly Dock grows here in the states and a variety is found in your neck of the woods. Interestingly it can be a cure for stings from nettles. I've never eaten it either, it may well be very poisonous so don't try it with the nettles. Try BurrDock instead.

Old Stumpblower can be a problem too, Try Kohler beer The pale dry stale ale with the head on the bottom. Failing that, Guinesses will have todo.