The mission team was there for two days, but we had to leave on the first day because of scheduling. Well, shortly after we left, the members of Ta Phraya church brought out their rifles and went hunting to have some meat for the midday meal on the second day. Now, when I think of hunting, I think of deer, or wild turkey, or rabbits. But that is not what was what the members of Ta Phraya church brought home for dinner. Instead it was rats. Lots of rats. And many snakes. And one dove.
Here are some pictures of the hunt and cooking the rats and snakes.
We missed this meal. And so did Carol and Vicki. The way Vicki reacted to these pictures when she saw them, we were very happy that God arranged it for us to have to leave beforehand because she wasn't ready for these unique dishes.
|Members of Ta Phraya Church celebrate a good hunt|
|Anthony Bourdain needs to come to Ta Phraya Church!|
|Skillfully prepared rats, ready for roasting!|
|Remember when people tell you that you don't want to know how sausage is made?|
|Mystery Meat Curry - not to be found at your local Thai restaurant in the States|
|BBQ Rat - bet you never made these on your grill on the deck|