Lauxier--The eyeless head "looking" at me doesn't trouble my palate at all. Guess that comes from a lifetime of eating trout with the heads intact.
As for squirrels, they were a pretty consistent item on the fall and winter table in the Casada household when I was a boy, and that remains the case today. However, the quintessential squirrel delicacy, the brains, was reserved for the patriarch of the family. Nowadays I cut the head off, since there has been research suggesting squirrel brains can cause mental problems. Lest anyone be tempted to suggest that's the problem with Br'er Casada, I'll simply note I never developed a taste for this delicacy because I never had a chance. However, I did eat muskrat and found it mightly fine fare indeed.