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Old 11-18-2007, 12:57 PM
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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!
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:06 PM
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Sorry man I have no idea. Try your local game warden or conservation dept.
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Old 11-18-2007, 09:06 PM
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Im clueless on that also. Sorry

Google did not help me out much either.

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Old 11-19-2007, 09:56 AM
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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...
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:44 PM
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sounds like warbles.we get those up here alot until after the first freeze.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:18 PM
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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.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:18 PM
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o ya and no man sorry dont know about the small game parasites
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Old 11-21-2007, 06:43 AM
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well i beleive in eating EVERYTHING i kill.. and besides incsects, i do eat everything.
squirrels, snakes, frogs, everything...
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Old 11-21-2007, 10:25 PM
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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.
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Old 11-22-2007, 04:41 PM
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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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