Eating Aliens: One Man's Adventures Hunting Invasive Animal Species

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North America is under attack by a wide range of invasive animals. Black spiny-tailed iguanas in Florida, Asian carp in Missouri and Virginia, nutria in Louisiana, European green crabs in Connecticut, and other alien species throughout the United States are devouring our native plants and animals, pushing many to the brink of extinction. Jackson Landers has a unique solution to the problem: Eat them! This adventure narrative describes Landers’s quest to hunt twelve invasive animal species and turn them into ...

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Overview

North America is under attack by a wide range of invasive animals. Black spiny-tailed iguanas in Florida, Asian carp in Missouri and Virginia, nutria in Louisiana, European green crabs in Connecticut, and other alien species throughout the United States are devouring our native plants and animals, pushing many to the brink of extinction. Jackson Landers has a unique solution to the problem: Eat them! This adventure narrative describes Landers’s quest to hunt twelve invasive animal species and turn them into delicious meals, showing how anyone can feed a family while enjoying the thrill of the hunt and helping to protect and conserve the natural environment.

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Miya's Sushi Chef Bun Lai
Part travelog, part conservation treatise, this is a terrific read and an effective call to arms.
Library Journal
From Asian carp in the Midwest to green iguanas in the Florida Keys to nutria in Louisiana, invasive species cause very real, possibly irreversible damage to their environments every day. Scientists and government agencies have been at a loss for how to stop them, but Landers (The Beginner's Guide to Hunting Deer for Food) has a plan: create a demand for them as food, then eat them until they're under control. It's not such a crazy idea; as he points out, humans have hunted plenty of species into extinction (the passenger pigeon, for example). Moreover, many of the invaders are delicious. Lionfish taste like Chilean sea bass and the feral hogs tearing up great swathes of the South are nothing less than free-range pork. The book chronicles the 16 months Landers spent traveling around the United States hunting and eating invasive species, often in the company of colorful characters. VERDICT Part travelog, part conservation treatise, this is a terrific read and an effective call to arms. Readers may or may not come away wanting to hunt, but they'll almost certainly be curious to try some of the fare described within.—Stephanie Klose, Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612120270
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/25/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 874,074
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Jackson Landers is the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Hunting Deer for Food. He teaches hunting workshops across the United States, has been featured in the Huffington Post and the New York Times, and is the subject of a documentary entitled Close to the Bone. He lives in Virginia.

Hank Shaw is the author of Hunt, Gather, Cook.

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction

1 Black Spiny-Tailed Iguanas

2 Green Iguanas

3 Pigs and Armadillos

4 Lionfish

5 European Green Crabs

6 Asian Carp

7 Nutria

8 The Giant Canada Goose

9 Tilapia, Plecos, and Armored Catfish

10 Snakeheads

11 From Aoudad to Zebra in the Texas Hill Country

12 Chinese Mystery Snails

Afterword: The Ones That Got Away

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