Our story begins 1 year ago on a hike in Nags Head Woods ending in a tick bite. It turns out a certain tick, called a lone star tick can cause a meat allergy. Fast forward a year to a Puerto Rico 10 year anniversary trip with minimal surf. The wife and I were on a biking art tour in a neighborhood of San Juan called Santurce just south of Condado. The woman running the tour took us to a restaurant in that hood where she knew the owners, who she explained were essentially squatters at first, but the restaurant became popular with the locals. I order rice and beans and chicken. The food comes, I dig in. The chicken is well seasoned, but perhaps a little gamey with some tough spots, but doesn't ring any alarms. On the bike ride back my digestive tract tightens up and I feel super thirsty. When it doesn't go away after a gallon of water it hits me that this is how I feel after eating mammal meat.... So I'm convinced I was served mammal meat of some kind. Question is what? It was white, dense, 1 inch thick, maybe 6 oz filet. I'm thinking rat.