OK thanks, I wont panic about leaving the meat lying around the garden then, as that's the only way he'll eat it.
Still on the subject of raw meat "germs" I'm such a clean freak in the house, I'm getting nervous of the spread of bacteria around the house on carpets and cuddly toys after he's pawed/chewed raw stuff, especially now with the matured joints lol. He doesn't have a crate and my kitchen is open plan with a dining area and he's forbidden from going near there.
Any tips before my OCD explodes
Should I teach him to eat otherwise i'll take his food away, to stop him wandering around before he's finished? Sometimes if he's really hungry he eats in one go. It's the other times when I just can't tell how hungry he is or if he is just playing with the bones.