His young children aged 9, 7 and 4, looked on as he butchered the elderly male animal and produced it into a curry – regardless of his wife Sally becoming a vegetarian.
Dr Hunt explained of the process: “The effort necessary to generate edible flesh from roadkill is considerable, and skinning an old boar badger demands a strategy akin to chiselling.
“For some days, thick black bristles have been nonetheless turning up on the kitchen surfaces – significantly to the fury of my vegetarian wife.
“I opted to serve the badger in a curry sauce, persuading myself that no unsafe microbes could survive seven hrs of slow casseroling with a ton of spices.
“In truth, the flesh resembled some dodgy meat substitute from a long-expired Army ration pack, and regardless of the lengthy cooking it remained tooth-breakingly challenging.
“All 7 visitors at our roadkill initiation evening attempted the primary program – eventually – although only two came back for seconds.
“Our curried badger may well not have been the best dish ever served at a dinner party, but it was definitely the most talked about.”
Dr Hunt says he now often eats deer he finds at the side of Plymouth roads, even providing bottles of wine to colleagues who tip him off about the presence of a carcass.
Police issued a public well being warning on Monday following a respected surgeon, Dr Austin Hunt (pictured), spoke of feeding his family raodkill (Paul Slater/ SWNS)
He argues roadkill has enhanced his diet plan, saved him money and is helping to broaden his children’s minds.
Dr Hunt, who is is chairman of Masanga Uk, which runs a hospital in Sierra Leone, said: “A deer carcass gives around £300 well worth of prime meat, and distributing this between close friends outcomes in a lot of return dinner invitations.
“Roadkill venison is also an ethical meals and a variety of typically vegetarian pals have eschewed their concepts on event because they are content to eat meat obtained in this way.”
Choosing up roadkill is not unlawful in Britain despite the fact that it is unlawful to get house an animal you have knocked down your self.
Even so Devon and Cornwall Police explained motorists could be placing their overall health at danger by chowing down on their roadside finds.
Wildlife officer Sergeant Ryan Canning mentioned police are regularly known as out to collisions among cars and deer and the resulting meat would not be appropriate to eat.
He stated: “You may have driven down that street an hour before and returned to locate the carcass of a deer but sometimes police and a vet have previously been and gone and this kind of a discover would not in any way be match for human consumption.
“There are events exactly where a zoo or educational organisation has come out to get rid of an already deceased carcass, just before any variety of injection is necessary.
“Even so, I would strongly urge individuals to be cautious. Make certain you know the absolute complete historical past of the death of an animal just before you think about taking it residence, cooking and eating it.
“Please don’t just assume it died as a end result of becoming struck by a motor vehicle.”