Alright, guys, I've finally noticed some "white spots" on a cottontail's liver today. Take a look at the photos. I cut out one of the bulgy, white fetus-shaped things you see on the top portion of the liver in the middle photo and it looked almost like a tiny larva. I sliced it open (it was quite tough) and it was full of a white juice. Anyone who knows game biology decently well know if this is Tularemia? I got skiddish and through the liver away, even though proper cooking is said to kill the bacteria.
Last edited by davidwishard; 01-10-2012 at 08:11 PM.
First you should have rubber gloves on when handling meat, especially organ meat. Now back to the liver. Those lumps look like fat deposits and they don’t resemble the white spots that are associated with tularemia. Conduct an internet search and you’ll see what the white spots look like. I wouldn’t eat that liver, but heck I can stomach organ meat so I wouldn’t eat it anyway, cook the meat thoroughly and you’ll be safe.
the pics i have seen the spots are a lot smaller. more like specs than spots.