A History of the Caribbean in 100 Objects

Episode 15 - A Hutía Mandible

Nov. 14, 2016

The special item on the menu today is Hutía. This fluffy animal is about the size of a cat, with teeth the size of toothpicks. Aside from being the largest land mammal in the Caribbean islands, and being cute as bunnies, many people in the past as well as today also consider them to be highly edible. It seemed only fair that one of them decided to return the favor and take a big bite out of the leg of Angus his sister. Want to know the full story behind this Hutía attack and find out more about the complex relations these animals have with us humans, listen to this episode of A History of the Caribbean in 100 Objects!

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