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Hunting packrats, a long-running Native delicacy

Keelono Bond breaks apart a packrat nest with a rake while San Carlos Apache forager Twila Cassadore supervises him. (Gabriel Pietrorazio/KJZZ)
Keelono Bond breaks apart a packrat nest with a rake while San Carlos Apache forager Twila Cassadore supervises him. (Gabriel Pietrorazio/KJZZ)

Packrat, a small rodent, has been a delicacy for Native communities in the winter months.

KJZZ’s Gabriel Pietrorazio takes us on one of the last hunts of the season and explains its cultural and nutritional value.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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