This animal is native to North America, not the Caribbean. Manicou is another creature native to Central and South America. Also several Caribbean islands.
I don't understand how your comment was necessary @Dion.
You call it a possum not manicou.
manicou is a large rat and is also found in Trinidad
it looks like a MANGOOSE that killed out all snakes in JAMAICA
My Mum used to say Manicou meat was sweet.
Nah Favor, mongoose was brought in by colonials, manicou is native to Trinidad
The manicou is the opossum. It should not be eaten as the Bible classes it in the category of unclean meats.
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).
I have tried it once ,my mother totally dissagrees but my grandfather loves it !!i dont mind having manicou
The manicou/possum has extended its range into southern Ontario Canada
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
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.
I grew up in st vincent and eat it. I will never stop. Who dont eat it, aint know whats their missing
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.
What about the iguana in St. Vincent the meat is sweet
Also missed on the list is Avocado and sugarcake made with either groundnut or coconut with sugar and nutmeg and essence
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!!
because something eating my rabbits
Does anyone know what diseases dose a manicou or u may know is opossum have that can carry on to human , if any?
"Do not eat that creature, it's scavenger.!!!"
Does anyone know how the manicou reproduce
The Common Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis), is an species living from the south of Mexico to Bolivia.
The Common Opossum is approximately as big as a cat. Its fine and smooth tail can measure 50 cm. It has 50 teeth. The Common Opossum is a nocturnal animal. During the day, it sleeps in the hollow of a tree. Its head stays under the rest of its body. It eats fruits (such as mangoes), worms, frogs, and insects but sometimes birds and eggs. While primarily terrestrail, common opossums are adept climb
how to get rid of it from in the ceiling of the house
Another definition is a Manicou man- an effeminate man in Trinidadian vernacular.
caught opossum when 9 years old 4 lovely ones . once i even had to put my barrowed water boots to block the sapodilla hole caught a hack with
Relative of an manicou is the yawarri (didelphis opossum)
Manicou (didelphis marsupials insularis ) a nocturnal forest mammal ...it is a relative of the kangaroo .. Carries its young in a pouch similiar to the kangaroo ..Manicou mostly feeds on fruits, small animals and of course carrion.
MANICOU - TRINI'S LOVE IT
Manicou in Trinidad, yawrri in Guyana. Related to the kangaroo, not the rat.
There are also different animals that use the manicou name: manicou crab, manicou goseau
The manicou crab is mostly found Tobago and the manicou goseau is Trinidad
It smells really bad I would never eat it.
Unlike most farm animals manicou having an impressive set of teeth for its size will aggressively fight to preserve it's life
we in Venezuela called it "YAGUARE", some eat them. They are a menace for hen, chicken farmers
Well say my roots is Dominica and my muma them done strengthen me from little with manicuo and mountain chicken washed down with sugar water.
Oops I left out manicou bird
Kangaroos and wallabies , Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, wombats, Possums, Gliders are all marsupials due to the fact that they all have pouches
manicou's r 1 of the most facinating animals to see catching pray
It's a tasty critter. We eat it all the time.
Other marsupials; Bandicoot/Numbats/Bettong/Quoll/Bilby
We have a lot of Manicou in Grenada
Eating manicou right now great tasting food
I was only trying to lookup "penguin" the so call manicou fig or wild pine fruit. Cant find on the internet. Help!
I never eat it yet, some in my family do, its unclean imo
Just saw one sitting on my wall about 8pm, that's why I'm here. Like the rain send him out looking....he was staring at me with round ears....yuck! I would never eat that big rat!
Manicou and tatou is de best! Wild meats!
Was giving my son a hair cut and one came walking up to us from the neighbors yard.
Manicou is safer to eat than grocery bought meat..
Manicou is safer to eat than grocery bought meat..
My vincy friends love it they want me to eat it but nooo sa
People eat different things around the world and call it, sweet, delicious, the best thing they ever had. But for me Manicou is one I won't eat sorry.
When in Trinidad go to Paramin during Christmas time: best Manicou stew ever... all accompanied by Parang music. Sensational
who eat it smell like it. ITS A SCAVENGER, BIBLICALLY UNCLEA.N. GOD WHO MAKE US SAY SO. YES
what was the point of your comment @Oliver cause there aint no point of commenting if you not gonna comment about the rat
Nothing better than roasted manicou
A manicou keeps coming into my room in d walls no matter what I try it keeps coming back in. Can anybody tell me how to get rid of it please
Get another manicou cause they will fight to their death then you'll have none... Problem solved 👊🏾
Love the comments, eating this critter is not worth the health risk
That's called a "YAWARRI" in Guyana for those whom are unaware ✌
They are goot eating very tasty when deep fried the eyeballs are my favorite just like eating grapes.🤮👀🧠🦴👅
In Venezuela we call it ‘rabipelado’.
The first and only time I tasted it, was from my father law. It was done in a brown stew with coconut milk and a side of cassava dumplings. The only taste I can compare it to is a rabbit, It was tasty to my surprise. I was told after butchering the animal it is scorched with fire in order to obtain a certain type of flavor. Tobagonians also scorch rabbit with fire, to give it a smoky taste.
Yawiriin Giyana we ketch it and give to Trinidad and vincen
In Guyana, we ketch yawiri and give to Vincentians and Trinidad, they eat it
So you’re saying a manicou is like a large rat/mongoose and a possum is a marsupial like a kangaroo The manicou eats dead things and the possum doesn’t
I remember my mom’s friend told her about eating manicou and she said “maniWhO?” And when she saw a picture of it, she almost passed out. Makes me laugh to this day!🤣
MANICOU is a very tasty tasty wild meat. I would recommend it any day any time
I'm from Texas and we have those here