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We can find no record of squirrel as a food before the 1990's when systematic efforts to eradicate the grey squirrel from English woodlands happily coincided with a fashion for odd foods.

In 2010 Budgens Supermarket in Crouch End, London briefly stocked squirrel meat, leading to considerable press excitement: see http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jul/29/squirrel-meat-supermarket

The delicious Squirrel Nutkin
by Beatrix Potter

See: Badger

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