Re: [CH] grounhogs agin

Charles Demas (
Tue, 5 May 1998 17:30:06 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 5 May 1998, Randy wrote:

> Darn it Daryl!
> That was almost like ESP - I was jez thinking "Don't Waste That
> Groundhog!"
> In the Great Scheme of Life everything is here for a reason.  I've
> sometimes wondered if some of these little creatures may be alive to
> be kept fresh until a larger predator can eat it.

Well, I have a true story from when I was a wee tyke.  This is a favorite
family story.

When I was about 4, Hector Lucier, a friend of my grandfather took me to
the Springfield Zoo, which had lots of animals. 

Anyway, we were looking at things, and I said, "Look, a woodchuck!" (aka

"No Chuck, that's a pheasant,"  

"No, it's a woodchuck.  Grandpa shot one in the backyard yesterday and he
said it was a woodchuck!" 

"Ahh, I understand," said Hector.  Both he and Grandpa were avid hunters.

Grandpa knew that those woodchucks make good eating, ... in or out of
season.  :-)  

Chuck Demas
Needham, Mass.

  Eat Healthy    |   _ _   | Nothing would be done at all,
  Stay Fit       |   @ @   | If a man waited to do it so well,
  Die Anyway     |    v    | That no one could find fault with it. |  \___/  |