Hunter Harvests Skunk Just To Prove You Can Eat It, & It Tastes About As Well As You’d Think…

Eating skunk
Kendall Gray Outdoors

No, thank you. I don’t care if anyone says it’s good, I’m not even considering eating skunk. I wouldn’t even try to catch one unless I absolutely had to. There’s not much that is more feared than a skunk with its tail raised, and for good reason… who wants to be covered in a wretched smell?

Skunks are medium sized animals around 2 feet in length reaching 15 pounds. The waddle around eating anything they can and fending off all predators with the best deterrent in nature. Skunks have specialized scent glands near the base of their tail that can release a foul-smelling spray when they feel threatened. This spray chases off almost any animal that tries to get even remotely close to them.

It’s enough to send a grown man running just at the sight of the tail being up.

So I have some questions as to why this guy wanted to eat one.

He set out to not only find but also eat the notorious stinker of the woods. He tries trapping them, but ends up only with possums. His buddy helps him track one down and the man takes the risk of stink as he shoots it.

Now with his fresh skunk meat in hand, he sets out to eat the creature. He cooks it up in an Instant Pot, but isn’t super impressed by the flavor or smell, and it even has this weird green color to it.

“Wow this is bad”

His buddy tries it and says all you need to hear.

“Nope, you can taste the skunk pee in there”

That about sums up what I thought one would taste like and confirms I certainly will never think about it again.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock