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ChaparralCommando
04-23-2010, 11:35 PM
I see toads listed as eligible to take under the fishing code, but are they even edible? A couple of sources say they have glands that can secrete poison on their skin, and another says not to eat toads. If the skin is removed are the legs edible?

This is the species in my area: http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs/pages/b.b.halophilus.html

ScottB
04-24-2010, 8:43 AM
If they were, I'm sure they'd be on the menu in some ethnic restaurants and the survivalists would have recipes posted all over the net

But hey, try one and report back to us ...

Big Jake
04-24-2010, 8:52 AM
:puke:

daveinwoodland
04-24-2010, 9:04 AM
The main question that comes to mind for me is....Why would you want to eat one?, I mean all that work for even two or three bites that may cause you to have severe hallucinations?... hmmm wait a minute ;)

novabrian
04-24-2010, 10:33 AM
I would be very careful eating anything you aren't sure of.In other words,just eat chicken.

Thefeeder
04-24-2010, 11:16 AM
Yes, according to the French, you can. One leg over the right ear and one leg over the left ear.....Sorry I just could not resist.

gunsmithcats
04-24-2010, 11:35 AM
Whats wrong with being a toad-licker

pepsi2451
04-24-2010, 12:36 PM
You don't eat them, you lick them.

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calnurse
04-24-2010, 12:53 PM
my wife has tasted frogs before and states they taste like chicken. i'll stick to mcdonalds, burger king, in and out burger, taco bell, (you get the picture).

beauregard
04-24-2010, 1:01 PM
Really, seriously, do you care? If they are edible are you actually going to eat one?

corrupt
04-24-2010, 1:29 PM
I have eaten frog legs at a chinese restaurant. They did taste like chicken.

ChaparralCommando
04-24-2010, 2:20 PM
I've eaten frog legs before and they were good, but toads sound like they might fall under a different category. I'm not sure why DFG lists them as takeable unless they are either edible or people collect them as pets. In a survival situation, would the meat be edible?

ChaparralCommando
04-24-2010, 2:22 PM
Really, seriously, do you care? If they are edible are you actually going to eat one?

Sure, I like to try exotic meats. The 5 or so domestic animals get boring quickly.

beauregard
04-24-2010, 2:53 PM
Sure, I like to try exotic meats. The 5 or so domestic animals get boring quickly.

In that case I suggest ditching the toads for the way tasty rattle snake; no I am not kidding, they're really good tasting.

Bukowski
04-24-2010, 6:02 PM
I heard that roasted toad goes great with coyote jerky...

wilit
04-24-2010, 6:07 PM
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CACitUP
04-24-2010, 8:14 PM
I think PCH has some competition.

bigboarstopper
04-24-2010, 9:19 PM
Warts man!!!

corrupt
04-24-2010, 9:23 PM
I heard that roasted toad goes great with coyote jerky...

I've read all your books and I too like to lounge around without pants on.

IronCobra
04-24-2010, 9:49 PM
Most toads have toxic glands on their backs @ shoulders. If you didn't eat those you'd probably be fine. I'm pretty sure many a dog has died from eating one of these guys - also I believe it contains a neurotoxin.

At the least it would make you very sick.

OffGrid
04-24-2010, 9:51 PM
Heck yes you can eat them. We gig for frogs/toads right here in the Salinas river. We sometimes use a treble hook and a fishing pole if we donít feel like getting wet.

A couple of use will load up the quads, an ice chest of beer, a bright flashlight and we are set. Catch them, cut off the back legs, toss them in the ice chest and use the rest for bait.

I love the little suckers. Its like eating a hot wing, not a whole lot of meat but they are worth it. The meat tastes a little sweeter than chicken. We fry up a plate or two when we BBQ and they are the first things gone.

If you are interested in a good batter recipe let me know.
Robert

jmzhwells
04-24-2010, 9:57 PM
I think PCH has a jerky recipe for toads.

Super Spy
04-24-2010, 10:07 PM
I do like frog legs....never had toad. +1 on rattlesnake being tasty...

johnthomas
04-24-2010, 10:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWWqQvimyA
Have you ever been frog kissin?

Nookieaki
04-24-2010, 11:28 PM
wow...times must be rough.

jawbreaker
04-25-2010, 6:30 AM
Send it to pch, he'll eat anythng.

jbolton
04-25-2010, 2:48 PM
I have a friend who is always grilling, and frying frog legs. Loves turtle soup too.

wjc
04-25-2010, 5:49 PM
http://newsimg.ngfiles.com/126000/126195_hypno_toad.gif

Obey the Hypnotoad!

theseacow
04-25-2010, 6:59 PM
go find the biggest toad you can and eat it. wait a few days and then post your experience.

winxp_man
04-25-2010, 9:02 PM
i like frog legs and they do taste like chicken but toads you might start seeing things after eating one. my neighbors dog ate one and it messed him up pretty bad....

jltapia
04-26-2010, 1:19 PM
Frog legs are pretty good. They do taste like chicken. Now, toads are different thing. Some toads are poisonous. Be careful with toads. I wouldn't even touch them.

Shoot-it
04-26-2010, 1:39 PM
Bull frogs are good eating .They have black strips on their legs and some get big.When you skin them it looks like chicken legs.We have a dirt canal that runs threw our place it is loaded with them.

I would not eat a toad but have watched many hawks eat them when I cut hay.Once the hay is cut they have no cover and it's easy pickings for the hawks I feel sorry for them sometimes.:(

professionalcoyotehunter
04-26-2010, 1:47 PM
I would give it a whirl.

mif_slim
04-26-2010, 2:25 PM
^ I read this topic when it had two post, I was gonna say, Forward it to PCH he might try! lol

professionalcoyotehunter
04-26-2010, 2:31 PM
There is nothing I wont try once.

winxp_man
04-26-2010, 2:40 PM
^^^^ if it cant kill you it will only make you stronger right hehehe.....



ps then again i cant say that a toad cant kill you

doorman
04-26-2010, 2:55 PM
you might catch the herps..... just going off the name if there was a girl named caliherps I probably wouldn't kiss her.

corrupt
04-26-2010, 3:13 PM
Maybe you should email survivorman or bear whatever his name is.

Shoot-it
04-26-2010, 6:03 PM
There is nothing I wont try once.

man to :eek::eek:

Jpach
04-26-2010, 6:28 PM
This article says its OK. Gata take out the poison sacs tho and all that nasty stuff.

http://www.newsgd.com/enjoylife/living/dining/200404200031.htm

Canute
04-26-2010, 7:42 PM
I would think it would depend on the species. I considered trying a California Newt I picked up on the trail but ended up putting it on a safe spot.
Good thing as they're not only endangered they're poisonous according to the Google search I made when I got home.

mango salsa
04-27-2010, 2:23 PM
The main question that comes to mind for me is....Why would you want to eat one?, I mean all that work for even two or three bites that may cause you to have severe hallucinations?... hmmm wait a minute ;)

funny.

ChaparralCommando
04-27-2010, 5:01 PM
I would think it would depend on the species. I considered trying a California Newt I picked up on the trail but ended up putting it on a safe spot.
Good thing as they're not only endangered they're poisonous according to the Google search I made when I got home.

California newts are not endangered and they can be legally taken, although I'm not sure what one would do with it besides as a pet since their skin is deadly poisonous in ingested.

ChaparralCommando
04-27-2010, 5:07 PM
This article says its OK. Gata take out the poison sacs tho and all that nasty stuff.

http://www.newsgd.com/enjoylife/living/dining/200404200031.htm

Cool, now there is some proof they can be eaten. I figured the meat was probably OK so long as it didn't come in contact with the outside of the skin. Bear Grylls ate toads in South Africa and he said the meat tasted like dirt though (plus apparently the toads there don't have poison). Looks like the Cantonese mask it with herbs and spices.

Canute
04-27-2010, 5:24 PM
California newts are not endangered and they can be legally taken, although I'm not sure what one would do with it besides as a pet since their skin is deadly poisonous in ingested.

Oh, I thought they were protected but I guess I read it wrong. I may make a terrarium with one then :).

blackberg
05-01-2010, 10:58 PM
I believe this is a frog, not a toad, wonder if it is edible and what kind it is
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/8149/photosff.jpg

Rusty413
05-02-2010, 3:17 AM
Well the French eat frog legs... But yet again the French are not too good at warfare, and as such I dunno if you trust someone of this caliber... JK, but honestly i've had a lot of exotic meats and i cant imagine that it wouldn't be that bad, fresh water crock tastes like hard shrimp, maybe its like a cross between that and chicken? Nothings worse than zebra man.... I'm serious, NOTHING!! It's worth giving it a shot!

ChaparralCommando
05-02-2010, 11:25 AM
Blackberg: Yes that looks like a frog, not a toad (no bumpy skin). I cannot find an exact match to the skin pattern and without the head picture it's harder still. http://www.californiaherps.com/frogs/frogspics.html
The red on the legs leads me towards it being a red-legged frog, but look at the range maps. The red-legged frogs are protected. http://www.californiaherps.com/info/herpinglaws.html

blackberg
05-02-2010, 1:04 PM
actually I think the red on that leg may be its blood from having the line on it, had a hard time untangling it but it ended hopping back into the water by itself

I wasnt able to get any headshots before it went back into the water

its not on that page, I had seen that page before and coudlnt ID it there
-bb

http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/9841/photohgb.jpgits

blackberg
05-02-2010, 6:41 PM
ok so it appears that its a african clawed frog
-bb

ChaparralCommando
05-03-2010, 6:01 PM
ok so it appears that its a african clawed frog
-bb

Yes it does; you should have killed it because it is an invasive species that is whooping up on the natives.

antonio
05-03-2010, 6:07 PM
I have had plenty of bull frogs they are great........ never heard of eating toads though

pieeater
03-20-2012, 7:17 PM
Anyone else getting excited for the upcoming opener of toad?

lewdogg21
03-20-2012, 7:23 PM
Anyone else getting excited for the upcoming opener of toad?

I see what you did there...

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/43/i_see_what_you_did_there.jpg


If I rub toad's on my unit will it grow like viagra?

pieeater
03-20-2012, 7:46 PM
I see what you did there...

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/43/i_see_what_you_did_there.jpg


If I rub toad's on my unit will it grow like viagra?

No youll get herpes.

toby
03-20-2012, 7:50 PM
How do you get so BORED as to bring this up from the dead?

pieeater
03-20-2012, 7:54 PM
How do you get so BORED as to bring this up from the dead?

Your just jealous cause Norcal is covered in toads. And you socal guys are still waiting for one to hop off an Indian reservation in san diego somewhere. bahahaha

theseacow
03-20-2012, 9:44 PM
Anyone else getting excited for the upcoming opener of toad?

YES. I HAVE BEEN SCOUTING FOR THE PAST 3 WEEKS WITH MODERATE SUCCESS!!!!111

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5395/toadw.jpg

chicoredneck
03-21-2012, 5:28 AM
I just realized I knew nothing about hunting untill now. This thread has changed my aspirations in life. How do I become the master toad hunter?

























Now I finally get where all the toad jokes were coming from. :facepalm:

pieeater
03-21-2012, 5:39 AM
YES. I HAVE BEEN SCOUTING FOR THE PAST 3 WEEKS WITH MODERATE SUCCESS!!!!111

http://img638.imageshack.us/img638/5395/toadw.jpg

Good spotting on that one, i'd get it tanned.

pieeater
03-21-2012, 5:41 AM
I just realized I knew nothing about hunting untill now. This thread has changed my aspirations in life. How do I become the master toad hunter?






















Now I finally get where all the toad jokes were coming from. :facepalm:



Everything you need to know will be covered in this thread.

lewdogg21
03-21-2012, 6:35 AM
I just realized I knew nothing about hunting untill now. This thread has changed my aspirations in life. How do I become the master toad hunter?
Now I finally get where all the toad jokes were coming from. :facepalm:

Just think of all the summer jack rabbit and eating ground squirrel threads on here and it will make sense.


Now I did a groupon for jack rabbit tags so I got extra but would like to trade for extra toad tags.

taperxz
03-21-2012, 7:55 AM
Just think of all the summer jack rabbit and eating ground squirrel threads on here and it will make sense.


Now I did a groupon for jack rabbit tags so I got extra but would like to trade for extra toad tags.

I have a dep permit for ground squirrels i can trade for. I have so many ground squirrels, i don't know what to do with them, my meat grinder and sausage stuffer broke. How am i going to make my famous ground squirrel sausage now?

Hmmm i guess i can make GS jerky!!! ah ha...ahhhhh haaaaaaa!

Hunter87
03-21-2012, 9:39 AM
Stick to bull frogs, their good to go and tasty. Don't know about toads.

theseacow
03-21-2012, 9:53 AM
Stick to bull frogs, their good to go and tasty. Don't know about toads.

toads taste similar to starling

mif_slim
03-21-2012, 2:29 PM
Who revived this thread?! it was 2 years ago!! LOL!

taperxz
03-25-2012, 5:50 PM
OK Back to maps to find toads :D with lights

24Sailor
03-25-2012, 5:59 PM
Do you need a .223 to shoot them? I'm curious because the one I shot I used a Mossberg 12 gauge and it disappeared. Don't want one to attack me so should I carry a Glock as backup :46:

a1c
03-25-2012, 6:45 PM
I'm French and yes, I have eaten frog legs in France, but also in Florida and Singapore. They're still a common delicacy in some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, I hear.

Now I must admit I don't know which species are best. But I can tell you that well-prepared frog legs can be delicious. It's all about preparation. Like chicken, it is quite bland by itself. So it's all about seasoning and cooking.

taperxz
03-25-2012, 6:48 PM
I'm French and yes, I have eaten frog legs in France, but also in Florida and Singapore. They're still a common delicacy in some parts of Louisiana and Mississippi, I hear.

Now I must admit I don't know which species are best. But I can tell you that well-prepared frog legs can be delicious. It's all about preparation. Like chicken, it is quite bland by itself. So it's all about seasoning and cooking.

But the question remains, what is the best wine to go with them after you shoot them:TFH:

a1c
03-25-2012, 6:56 PM
But the question remains, what is the best wine to go with them after you shoot them:TFH:

Ha!

For a spicy seasoning (like what I had in Singapore, one of the best meals I ever had), I'd go with a Viognier. For something more traditional (like the French version), go with a Chardonnay.

I can hook you up :)

taperxz
03-25-2012, 6:59 PM
Ha!

For a spicy seasoning (like what I had in Singapore, one of the best meals I ever had), I'd go with a Viognier. For something more traditional (like the French version), go with a Chardonnay.

I can hook you up :)

Yes i know you can. I actually have the Viongnier. My uncle just bought 20 acres in Long Valley just before the nursery. I will be showing him where your winery is .:)