Italian mayor sparks outrage by suggesting locals should EAT giant rodent to ...

Forget about pasta, web-footed rodents could soon be on the menu for residents of a small Italian town, if their mayor’s plans come to fruition.

Michel Marchi, mayor of Gerre de’ Caprioli, Cremona, reckons the perfect way to deal with its exploding population of Coypu, burrow-dwelling rodents which live on snails, mussels or aquatic plants, is to eat them.

Cute to some, but potential fodder to some: nutria, also known as Coypu, 'taste like rabbit' according to the mayor of Gerre de' Caprioli in Italy

Cute to some, but potential fodder to some: nutria, also known as Coypu, 'taste like rabbit' according to the mayor of Gerre de' Caprioli in

Michel Marchi, mayor of Gerre de’ Caprioli, Cremona, is fed up with the area's growing population of nutria, and thinks they would make an ideal meal

And it appears he is speaking from experience, as

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