A 42-year-old mum-to-be has revealed how she has given in to her pregnancy craving for ROAD KILL.
Alison Brierley has been scoffing the dead animals she finds on the roads near her Harrogate home, explaining that she loves their 'gamey' taste.
Artist Alison previously collected the animal corpses to make jewellery and taxidermy.
"Usually I eat really healthily but now I'm pregnant I get strong cravings for road kill," she told reporters, "It's more gamey than other meat and I love the taste. I also don't have to feel guilty about eating it because I know it's had a completely free range and natural life."
So far Alison has rustled up meals containing hare, deer, pigeon, rabbit and owls, although pheasant is her signature dish.
She has a wish-list of other beasts to try: "I would like to try fox and badger but they're never in good enough condition to eat; although I have used them for my artwork," she says.
Alison has also dished up her furry finds for guests at dinner parties - and her friends even phone her to tell her when they've spotted a dead animal!
"They trust me and they know I'm a good cook so I think they love it. I get the best meat from friends who ring me up to tell me about a kill they've spotted on their way to work," she says.
Wow. Puts the usual cravings for licking tyres and nibbling coal in the shade, doesn't it? And don't you just love her blue plastic gloves?
What was your pregnancy craving?