I love anyone who takes such care of animals most people overlook. The poor baby squirrel has got a botfly utilizing him as a host, and it cannot feel too good. When Ground Squirrels get a botfly parasite, the holes are called “Warble Pores” so named for the swaying back and forth and general unsteadiness that the GS has due to the growing botfly (or multiple botfly larvae). The removal of this one larvae isn’t pretty, especially for those stoutly unimpressed and nauseated by these parasites, but I’m glad they did it! I wonder if they realize how small the botfly larvae (or as they call it, a warble… understandable jargon leap) is compared to a fully matured larvae ready to move out and pupate.
***WARNING!*** Gross BOTFLY LARVAE REMOVAL. Watch by your own choice, please don’t complain afterwards. Thanks, all y’all!
Sure, I could have written some hilarious commentary/intro, but that little squirrel is so cute, and I am just so happy it won’t suffer through the pain anymore, well, it put me in a more informative than witty mood. I’m sure you understand, dear audience.