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US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Dion
11 years ago

This animal is native to North America, not the Caribbean. Manicou is another creature native to Central and South America. Also several Caribbean islands.

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Guest
11 years ago

I don't understand how your comment was necessary @Dion.<br /> You call it a possum not manicou.

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meranjan
10 years ago

manicou is a large rat and is also found in Trinidad

Jamaica
Jamaica
Favor
10 years ago

it looks like a MANGOOSE that killed out all snakes in JAMAICA

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Monica Maclean
10 years ago

My Mum used to say Manicou meat was sweet.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
trini4lyfe
10 years ago

Nah Favor, mongoose was brought in by colonials, manicou is native to Trinidad

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
la brea
9 years ago

manicou is possum

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
acono youth
9 years ago

The manicou is the opossum. It should not be eaten as the Bible classes it in the category of unclean meats.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Dr. Gary J. Pasieka
9 years ago

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).

Jamaica
Jamaica
9 years ago

Marsupials are mammals.

Grenada
Grenada
rocxan
9 years ago

I have tried it once ,my mother totally dissagrees but my grandfather loves it !!i dont mind having manicou

Grenada
Grenada
tallgreens
9 years ago

The manicou/possum has extended its range into southern Ontario Canada

Grenada
Grenada
tallgreens
9 years ago

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.<br /> a rat is a rodent related to a rabbit a herbivore

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
reg
9 years ago

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.

Barbados
Barbados
kenroy
9 years ago

I grew up in st vincent and eat it. I will never stop. Who dont eat it, aint know whats their missing

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
Bill Kern
9 years ago

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.

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Ingrid
9 years ago

What about the iguana in St. Vincent the meat is sweet

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Ingrid
9 years ago

Also missed on the list is Avocado and sugarcake made with either groundnut or coconut with sugar and nutmeg and essence

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Grampa Tom!
9 years ago

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!!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
josiah
8 years ago

what do manicou eat

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
TheChrisMove
8 years ago

because something eating my rabbits

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Iguana Lady
8 years ago

Does anyone know what diseases dose a manicou or u may know is opossum have that can carry on to human , if any?

Jamaica
Jamaica
me
8 years ago

"Do not eat that creature, it's scavenger.!!!"

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Trini girl
8 years ago

Does anyone know how the manicou reproduce

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noname
8 years ago

not enough facts

Dominica
Dominica
Toby
8 years ago

The Common Opossum (Didelphis marsupialis), is an species living from the south of Mexico to Bolivia.

Dominica
Dominica
Toby
8 years ago

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

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
8 years ago

how to get rid of it from in the ceiling of the house

Guyana
Guyana
8 years ago

Another definition is a Manicou man- an effeminate man in Trinidadian vernacular.

Grenada
Grenada
kelvin
8 years ago

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

Guyana
Guyana
HighHindiHeydar
7 years ago

Relative of an manicou is the yawarri (didelphis opossum)

St. Lucia
St. Lucia
Pluto
7 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
RADICA
7 years ago

MANICOU - TRINI'S LOVE IT

Guyana
Guyana
7 years ago

Manicou in Trinidad, yawrri in Guyana. Related to the kangaroo, not the rat.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

There are also different animals that use the manicou name: manicou crab, manicou goseau

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

The manicou crab is mostly found Tobago and the manicou goseau is Trinidad

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
7 years ago

It smells really bad I would never eat it.

Grenada
Grenada
Tallgeens
7 years ago

Unlike most farm animals manicou having an impressive set of teeth for its size will aggressively fight to preserve it's life

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Juan C
7 years ago

we in Venezuela called it "YAGUARE", some eat them. They are a menace for hen, chicken farmers

US Virgin Islands
US Virgin Islands
DA
7 years ago

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.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

Oops I left out manicou bird

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

Kangaroos and wallabies , Koalas, Tasmanian Devils, wombats, Possums, Gliders are all marsupials due to the fact that they all have pouches

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad documentary
7 years ago

manicou's r 1 of the most facinating animals to see catching pray

Grenada
Grenada
Hopper
7 years ago

It's a tasty critter. We eat it all the time.

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bobzy
7 years ago

Other marsupials; Bandicoot/Numbats/Bettong/Quoll/Bilby

Grenada
Grenada
Indiangyul
7 years ago

We have a lot of Manicou in Grenada

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Savage life
6 years ago

Eating manicou right now great tasting food

Grenada
Grenada
Savage life
6 years ago

Who neva try it should

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Slade
6 years ago

I was only trying to lookup "penguin" the so call manicou fig or wild pine fruit. Cant find on the internet. Help!

Grenada
Grenada
bowen
6 years ago

I never eat it yet, some in my family do, its unclean imo

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Chick
6 years ago

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!

Grenada
Grenada
Campbell
5 years ago

Manicou and tatou is de best! Wild meats!

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Addison
5 years ago

Was giving my son a hair cut and one came walking up to us from the neighbors yard.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Philly
5 years ago

Manicou is safer to eat than grocery bought meat..

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Philly
5 years ago

Manicou is safer to eat than grocery bought meat..

Jamaica
Jamaica
Bistro
5 years ago

My vincy friends love it they want me to eat it but nooo sa

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Pmyer
5 years ago

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.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Ale
5 years ago

When in Trinidad go to Paramin during Christmas time: best Manicou stew ever... all accompanied by Parang music. Sensational

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
oliver
5 years ago

who eat it smell like it. ITS A SCAVENGER, BIBLICALLY UNCLEA.N. GOD WHO MAKE US SAY SO. YES

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
nunofyabusiness
5 years ago

what was the point of your comment @Oliver cause there aint no point of commenting if you not gonna comment about the rat

Dominica
Dominica
5 years ago

Nothing better than roasted manicou

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Amex
4 years ago

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

Jamaica
Jamaica
Doop dapps
4 years ago

Get another manicou cause they will fight to their death then you'll have none... Problem solved 👊🏾

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Zam
4 years ago

Love the comments, eating this critter is not worth the health risk

Guyana
Guyana
Gt gal
4 years ago

That's called a "YAWARRI" in Guyana for those whom are unaware ✌

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Santino Capone
4 years ago

They are goot eating very tasty when deep fried the eyeballs are my favorite just like eating grapes.🤮👀🧠🦴👅

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Pablo Genty Tremont
3 years ago

In Venezuela we call it ‘rabipelado’.

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peliper
3 years ago

izuku mela kranae

Barbados
Barbados
T
3 years ago

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.

Guyana
Guyana
Bau
3 years ago

Yawiriin Giyana we ketch it and give to Trinidad and vincen

Guyana
Guyana
Bau
3 years ago

In Guyana, we ketch yawiri and give to Vincentians and Trinidad, they eat it

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
P
3 years ago

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

Jamaica
Jamaica
B
2 years ago

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!🤣

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
DALIA
2 years ago

MANICOU is a very tasty tasty wild meat. I would recommend it any day any time

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Alissa
2 years ago

I'm from Texas and we have those here

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Ryah
2 years ago

Ives seen these in the hills were I live these are nasty my dog killed one the other day hunter dog

Martinique
Martinique
CoeurC
last year

"Manikou" in Martinique

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
AGS🇺🇲
last year

OMG! I ate a rat (as a child); that's not kosher.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Clevon
last year

Only wid meat that actually taste wold its great doh

St. Vincent
St. Vincent
Vincy man
6 months ago

In St. Vincent we pronounce it as "Manakou" I was raised around farmers so I used to hunt them and Armadillo which we call tattoo, the meat isn't very good and the only piece i tasted was a small piece of the testicle after we clean and burn it over some charcoal and then clean it again, to increase mine or so I was lead to believe, but it was a joke and i never ate it because it's a nasty animal.

Trinidad & Tobago
Trinidad & Tobago
Robert Bradley
4 months ago

In Australia it's a possum