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Found egg - eater's remorse?


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Found egg - eater's remorse?

Bat Guano | | Feb 24, 2009 08:31 AM

OK, so I went rowing this morning and found an egg on the dock. Probably from a duck, possibly a goose; it was white and quite large, larger than the average 'Large' chicken egg I've been buying. Usually the birds deposit much less welcome substances on the dock overnight, so this was a pleasant surprise.

Anyway, I put the egg in my pocket; it was cold from having been outside in the 40+ degree temperatures. When I got to work, boiled it in a hot pot at my desk, and ate it. It was actually delicious; a very fresh, mild-tasting egg, with a large, rich orange yolk. I used my normal boiling method, which is to put the egg in cold water, bring it just to a boil, then let it sit for 15 minutes or so. Possibly because of the size of the egg, this resulted in an almost-hard-boiled egg - the middle of the yolk was not completely cooked through. Still delicious, though, in fact one of the best boiled eggs I've had.

Question is, could this make me sick? My thinking was, well, if it's boiled, it should be fine, but as noted it wasn't completely cooked through. And the ducks and geese on the river through the middle of the city - well, let's just say you never know what they might be eating. Obviously too late to do anything about it, but should I be worried? I just ate it about an hour ago, and so far I feel fine. People at work, by the way, all say I'm crazy....

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