The Caribbean Dictionary

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animal, food
Dion Feb 08, 2013
This animal is native to North America, not the Caribbean. Manicou is another creature native to Central and South America. Also several Caribbean islands.
Guest Jul 13, 2013
I don't understand how your comment was necessary @Dion.
You call it a possum not manicou.
meranjan Jul 25, 2013
manicou is a large rat and is also found in Trinidad
Favor Feb 11, 2014
it looks like a MANGOOSE that killed out all snakes in JAMAICA
Monica Maclean Mar 02, 2014
My Mum used to say Manicou meat was sweet.
trini4lyfe Mar 08, 2014
Nah Favor, mongoose was brought in by colonials, manicou is native to Trinidad
la brea Aug 11, 2014
manicou is possum
acono youth Aug 23, 2014
The manicou is the opossum. It should not be eaten as the Bible classes it in the category of unclean meats.
Dr. Gary J. Pasieka Aug 26, 2014
That animal is a marsupial called an opposum. It is originally an Amazonian animal that has populated the entire western Hemisphere. It is the only marsupial native to the Western Hemisphere. A marsupial is a transitional animal that did not evolve into a mammal (like the kangaroo).
wulf Aug 26, 2014
Marsupials are mammals.
rocxan Oct 19, 2014
I have tried it once ,my mother totally dissagrees but my grandfather loves it !!i dont mind having manicou
tallgreens Nov 11, 2014
The manicou/possum has extended its range into southern Ontario Canada
tallgreens Nov 12, 2014
the opossum is not a rat it is in fact it is a marsupial closer related to a kangaroo hence the pouch on its stomach for incubating its young.
a rat is a rodent related to a rabbit a herbivore
reg Feb 16, 2015
Manicou is also native to St. Vincent. I would rather die of starvation than eat it. I've seen pictures of Manicou here in St. Vincent eating dead animals. My family also says it's nice.
kenroy Mar 19, 2015
I grew up in st vincent and eat it. I will never stop. Who dont eat it, aint know whats their missing
Bill Kern May 12, 2015
A think we are talking about Didelphis marsupialis, the common opossum or Carachupa. It occurs from Dominica southward through the Lesser Antilles and Trinidad and Tobago. It also is very common on the mainland of South and Central America.
Ingrid May 29, 2015
What about the iguana in St. Vincent the meat is sweet
Ingrid May 29, 2015
Also missed on the list is Avocado and sugarcake made with either groundnut or coconut with sugar and nutmeg and essence
Grampa Tom! Jul 17, 2015
Possum/Manicou'Same! Primarily Herbivores! -And-like the Muskrat'-TASTY! (Cooked right!) And ignore the "ratty" tail! NOT A RAT! FINE-CUDDLY FUR! Eat - Cuddle-and Enjoy-YOU LIKE EM!!
josiah Jul 22, 2015
what do manicou eat
TheChrisMove Jul 22, 2015
because something eating my rabbits