Princess in Waiting
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Central FL - beside the Mouse
Chantelle - I know that in the US there is little if any known rabies in the squirrel population, but I don't know about Canada.
My suggestion would be that you continue to take care of the "wound"; keep it clean and maybe put some antibiotic cream or ointment on it. Infection is always a possibility with any animal bite. Watch it to make sure that you don't develop any swelling or redness; if that happens get yourself to the doctor for some oral antibiotics.
Do you have a government agency like our Fish and Wildlife? Personally, I would call and ask "for a friend" about rabies in squirrels, what to do for a bite, etc.
It's great that your squirrels will come and eat from your hand - even if they do get a bit over-stimulated sometimes!! And I bet it would be kind of hard to pick out which one bit you now. Keep an eye on your group and if one starts to act more "squirrelly" than the rest you may want to put on some heavy gloves and try to isolate him for a few days.
Yes, I'm an over-protective Mom. How did you guess? My family got used to my lists of things when we re-habbed!
Take care and be sure to let us know how you are in a few days!
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