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

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Well, i must admit i am a bit squemish, so i didnt get a good look at the bugs before i through them... i shot another one today (lotsss of them around my house, i make fudge for a living) and closer investigation says they are fleas... thanks for the help though everyone, i just didnt look at them long enough for a good description
 

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call your local game warden they will know or ask the local biologist:nerd:
 

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They are called mites. They are smaller than fleas and yes they will get on your skin. You should use insect repellant during this time of year that contains deet. Deet will kill these things. They will cause you discomfort in that they make you itch.
 
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