"What is this?" I asked my host, noting the mysterious meat was too red to be a bird. "Eat first, I'll tell you later" he replied. That's never a good sign. My mind went from "quail" to "rodent" in an instant. "Is it a squirrel?" I asked hopefully, noting you'd have to kill a lot of squirrels to get this much meat.
"No, it's rat" my host offered helpfully. "Big forest rat."
"Ooh!" I breathed a sigh of relief. "Wild rat." That makes it all better.
As my host had shot this wild rat himself, I had to eat a whole lot more, to show my appreciation. "I wonder which tea I should pair with this rat?"