Thanks for including the pic, Piggers. I've heard of black squirrels but have never seen one.
Okay, I'll tell you right from the top that I have the flu and my fingers can'tfind the right keys, so reading me may be a bit difficult!! Gosh, I don't think I'm ever going to be well again. It started after a trip to the dentist, which is another story. Can you say STRESSED????
I think you are working with some very understanding people that seem to know their stuff. Most types of mange are very contagious and I don't think there is any way in the world that I would try to dip a squirrel to get rid of it. And since it is cold, cold, cold in FL I assume it is cold everywhere and you would have to leave the ones you treat inside until they are completely dry. I'm sure others know of different ways of treatment (and different types of mange it could be) but knowing how thorough you are I imagine that you took the picture of that one with you so that they could get a view of the mange without having to do a skin scraping.
Good luck. He's a handsome devil - or would be with all his hair. Has a Clark Gable look to him!
Let us know how it goes!
Critter - frozen purple! (never happy, huh - I'm usually sweating!!)
And Piggers I've been thinking about you. Go to www.house-mouse.com
and check them out. Along with their adorable mice they have a couple of really cute cards, magnets, etc. with the mice fixing the guinea pig's hair.