Well, well, well, look who decided to try my squirrel meat after all.

Dartmouth resident and TikTok superstar Zachariah Porter and I have been going back and forth after he was mildly upset about an article I wrote about eating squirrel – or "tree chickens," as I like to call them.

After exchanging a few texts with Porter, I finally convinced him to come into the studio and actually try one of my infamous "tree chicken" quesadillas. Michael and Maddie hyped it up all morning and when the time came for Porter's arrival to Fun 107, I was ready to rock and roll. I cooked up the squirrel meat, seasoned it, tossed it up into a fresh flour tortilla, and smothered it with a Mexican blend of cheeses.

Piping hot and served with a side of sour cream and homemade guacamole, the time had come to serve up the controversial dish live on Michael and Maddie this morning.

Porter prepped his TikTok and dove right in. I'll admit that he not only took it like a champion, but he also complimented the taste itself. Maddie followed suit and also enjoyed it while Michael just sat back with a firm "nope."

"Don't knock it til' ya try it," I repeated and Porter was very cool about admitting he was wrong and taking back what he said. He subscribed to Fun 107's newsletter once more and in the end, the morning crew gained a new friend who is more than welcome to come back anytime.

So, to Mr. Porter, I am not only impressed with your courageousness to try something new, but also happy to have met you. You're a ray of sunshine, comedic relief during difficult times, and overall inspiration to anyone who is wrapped within the world of social media influencing. Keep up the great work and don't be a stranger;  I'll make sure to bring you a serving of my venison tater tot casserole. That is, of course, if you dare.

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