Nicaragua - People and places: Armadillo and other names....

Armadillo and other names....

armadillo
armadillo (Photo credit: Ainhoa_SS)
Cerro Apante, Matagalpa
Cerro Apante, Matagalpa (Photo credit: svengaarn)













In Nicaragua, the armadillo is commonly hunted and prepared in a sumptuous dish, mostly in the rural areas of the country.  In my travels, I have heard this animal referred to as cusuco, pitero, canchuncho, armado and, of course, armadillo.  I ate canchuncho once...tastes like a cross between chicken and pork, IMHO.

More about el canchuncho....click here.