Re: Scout Cooking
Paul H. Brown (phbrown@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Wed, 27 Mar 1996 13:46:02 -0500
On Tue, 26 Mar 1996, Ed Darrell wrote:
> I have wondered about packing some birdsee along. The local birds probably
> need the fat, especially if winter is coming on. Same for local squirrels.
> Could the fat be cooled and rolled with birdseed for the little critters?
Thats _just_ the problem with leaving food residues of any kind out in
the boondocks: the critters eat it. Its either good for them (in which
case they have more baby critters than they otherwise would) and they eat
the food residues in preference to other foods, or it is otxic to them as
individuals. If it is toxic to them as individuals, they are obviously
harmed. Not so obvious, but just as real, is the harm that comes from an
unnaturally supplemented diet: what happens when you stop supplementing
it? The critters are stressed. More die than otherwise would (because
their habitat can't support the increased numbers that have resulted from
the increased food).
Just MHO, of course. YMMV
Paul H. Brown, UC, GW District, National Capital Area Council, BSA
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City