Damn the Juniper Pollen!
A friend said he once shot a wild turkey that had been eating Juniper berries. When they cooked it they couldn't eat it because it tasted like rancid Gin. When they offered some to the dog, it sniffed it and walked away. This is not to say I hate all things Juniper. Tanqueray is fine stuff with lime and tonic after a round of golf! But the pollen, the damn pollen.