Last Update: Wednesday, February 18, 2004. 5:06pm (AEDT)
Rat tops the menu as bird flu bites in Asia
Bird flu may have decimated poultry businesses across Asia but rat dealers have never had it so good.
A rat butcher in western Cambodia say she now has a constant stream of customers, selling more than 200 kilograms of rodent meat every day.
This is more than twice her normal turnover.
The meat which is fried, grilled or roasted with garlic and vegetables is a highly prized delicacy.
I am not biting into this story!!!!
I will be posting more on the Asian Bird flu on a more serious note over in the Australasian forum.