Would like to know the cause, and if its infectious.
Deformed Squirrel? Mange? Disease?
Hi, I hope somebody can answer this question. I've got a question about a squirrel I caught on camera yesterday. The closest thing I came to on Google was "notoedric mange", and learned it can kill animals if they lose enough hair, but after looking at the photos, it doesn't seem to be what was ailing this particular squirrel.
This squirrel was bare across its shoulders of hair, and had what appeared to be some kind of growth(s) hanging from it's shoulder.
I've never seen anything like this on any squirrels.
I've uploaded about 45 images to Photobucket.
Can anyone shed some light on this?
All images located at Photobucket.com - squirrel
"Jerry Sparks" wrote:
I would suspect that this is a larval infection from a nasty fly. In these parts (i.e., eastern Kentucky) we refer to these larval forms as a "Wolfworm". I have seen this many times in skunks, rabbits, cats, and other small mammals in the area. Check out this web site for further info.
I hope this helps.
Kudos to you
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