Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Food section or Foot section?

If you're the squirmy sort, I suggest you skip this post. You've been warned so don't shriek at me if you insist on reading.

I'm totally not the squirmy type, but every time I see this at the supermarket here in Moscow, I get a little fright. And sometimes, there isn't just one of them as shown in this photo, but 3 to 4! And they're placed right next to the chicken breast and pork fillet sections.

Don't ask me which animal this foot comes from. I get goosebumps (not in a good way) just looking at this. Eeeks!

18 comments:

Roslyn said...

Yeeeeeeekssss!!!!!!!

Lilian said...

Didn't I say don't shriek? LOL!!! Eeeeks!!!

Anonymous said...

Rabbit?

YY.

Lilian said...

Looks quite big to be a rabbit. Maybe wild rabbits are that big, I dunno.

Y'know, for a long time, I thought the furry bit was actually the tail, only when I decided to take a picture did I see that it was the foot. Thinking it was the tail actually freaked me out more.

daphne said...

O man, I had goose bumps while typing this. *Shudder*

Lilian said...

So you're now all perked up to face the day, don't need espresso anymore :)

monlim said...

It looks more like a prank! Is it actually for sale? And do people actually BUY them??? Looks like goat or something...

Lilian said...

Monica: It's NOT a prank. They sell it in the smallish supermarket near my place. My question is why don't they remove the fur?!!

breve1970 said...

Errrr.... did they forget to remove it or maybe its a gimmick? Or maybe simply to tell customers its the real stuff?!

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ann

Lilian said...

Not a gimmick, didn't forget to remove...I think you're right, they wanna show customers it's fresh maybe? Eeeks.

Roslyn said...

Some rabbits are quite big....ok, I shall end here.

Alcovelet said...

How terrible! How man of the shoppers have fainted on the spot, I wonder?

Lilian said...

Maybe the Korean shoppers, I think Russians are used to this. If I had hair on my back, they'd be standing now LOL!

petite fleur said...

Maybe they left it on so that customers can keep it as a souvenir...but I'm also going to guess that it's to show that it's fresh. Doesn't look like a rabbit foot tho' (I would know - we eat rabbit in France).

Lilian said...

Ohhhh dear, how could you, poor furry cute little innocent rabbit...haha! I'm just kidding, I think I ate rabbit once in a Lonely Planet recommended restaurant in Florence.

Anonymous said...

Rabbit's foot are for good luck.It's a gypsy tradition or belief.That's why they left the foot out for you to keep the rabbit's foot as souvenior.Quite gross.

Dutchess said...

Ewwww!

I think it's a hare or wild rabbit. Those babies are huge, not like the pet ones we know.

Er, I'm known for my rabbit stew among the in-laws and I make it frequently during game season.

MIinako said...

It is a rabbit. I heard that in Russia, butchers are obliged to leave some skin (fur) to prove that it is not a cat. ...Having said that, a French man that I know told me that a cat tastes exactly like a rabbit. He ate one at WW2.