Stay away from them squirrel brains boys

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  1. NY Leatherneck

    NY Leatherneck 6.5 Creedmoor U.S. Military

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  2. Deplorable Me

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    This is NY, all the squirrels aren't in the woods.
     
  3. Darth

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    That's nuts.


    :rolleyes:
     
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  4. Bananabandit

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    I wouldve never thought of that
     
  5. livingston

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    New York State hunter, 61, dies after eating SQUIRREL BRAINS that left him with rare form of mad cow disease
    New York hunter, 61, dies after eating SQUIRREL BRAINS | Daily Mail Online

    New York State hunter, 61, dies after eating SQUIRREL BRAINS that left him with rare form of mad cow disease
    • The man went to Rochester Regional Health in 2015 reporting a decline of his cognitive skills and an inability to walk
    • He was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare and degenerative brain disorder caused by infectious proteins
    • Doctors discovered he had a variant of the disorder that comes with eating meat infected by 'mad cow disease'
    • His family revealed he liked to go hunting and earlier that week had captured a squirrel and eaten its brains
     
  6. livingston

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    Man Dies from Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains
    Man Dies from Extremely Rare Disease After Eating Squirrel Brains
    A man in New York developed an extremely rare and fatal brain disorder after he ate squirrel brains, according to a new report of the man's case.

    In 2015, the 61-year-old man was brought to a hospital in Rochester, New York, after experiencing a decline in his thinking abilities and losing touch with reality, the report said. The man had also lost the ability to walk on his own.


    An MRI of the man's head revealed a striking finding: The brain scan looked similar to those seen in people with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a fatal brain condition caused by infectious proteins called prions. Only a few hundred cases of vCJD have ever been reported, and most were tied to consumption of contaminated beef in the United Kingdom in the 1980s and 1990s. (In cows, vCJD is commonly called "mad cow disease.")

    But in this case, the man had another dietary habit that could have raised his risk for vCJD: His family said he liked to hunt, and it was reported that he had eaten squirrel brains, said Dr. Tara Chen, a medical resident at Rochester Regional Health and lead author of the report. It's unclear if the man consumed the entire squirrel brain or just squirrel meat that was contaminated with parts of squirrel brain, Chen said. [27 Oddest Medical Cases]

    Chen didn't treat the patient, but she uncovered the case while writing a report on suspected Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease cases seen at her hospital in the last five years.


    The report was presented on Oct. 4 at IDWeek, a meeting of several organizations focused on infectious diseases.

    A rare brain disorder
    Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a progressive neurological disorder that affects only about 1 in a million people each year worldwide, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It's a "debilitating disease" that progresses quickly and usually results in death within one year of diagnosis, Chen told Live Science. There is no treatment or cure.
     
  7. pjzwtl

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    WTF? Maybe he was inspired by an old faces of death DVD and couldn’t find a monkey :puke::brainfart::wtf:
     
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  8. HighlandLofts

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    I know several people who eat brains. We use to slaughter cows for a dairy farm up in Harpursville when I lived back there in New yorkistan, the farmers sister took the cow heads. She ate the eye balls, all the meat on the head and she ate the cow brains mixed with eggs and scramble them together.

    I worked with Italians from.italy, they ate cow and pig brains, the lungs and stomachs.

    I have a few southern friends that eat squirrel and rabbit brains.

    They can have them, I'll stick with regular meat.
     
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