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savageshooter 11-18-2007 12:57 PM

parasites in small game?
Hey everyone, quick question... I killed a squirrel yesterday and was planning on skinning him when i looked at its belly and saw long nasty orange bugs running around on it! are these things fleas or something? will they attach themselves to me and my family if we come into contact? i would have posted this on the small game page but no one seems to read thos threads... thanks in advanced!

timberghost 11-18-2007 02:06 PM

Sorry man I have no idea. Try your local game warden or conservation dept.

buckfever 11-18-2007 09:06 PM

Im clueless on that also. Sorry

Google did not help me out much either.

savageshooter 11-19-2007 09:56 AM

Thanks for the effort made by the two of you anyway.
ill just stay away from them, ashame though cuz, i gotta kill the squirrels and now there meat goes to waste...

Berk 11-19-2007 12:44 PM

sounds like warbles.we get those up here alot until after the first freeze.

jamie234561 11-20-2007 08:18 PM

alot of people say waste, not much of any animal is ever wasted like lets say we through the remains of a dead grouse on the side of the road or in the bush, they will more then likely get eaten by a wolf or bear.

jamie234561 11-20-2007 08:18 PM

o ya and no man sorry dont know about the small game parasites

savageshooter 11-21-2007 06:43 AM

well i beleive in eating EVERYTHING i kill.. and besides incsects, i do eat everything.
squirrels, snakes, frogs, everything...

brookz 11-21-2007 10:25 PM

It sounds like those are fleas. Squirrels carry fleas. It could be something else, but down here in Arkansas i have killed a lot of them and they had fleas on them.

critter gitter 11-22-2007 04:41 PM

Fleas are black not orange and not elongated either. I don't know what they are but it ain't fleas.

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