Hello! Thank you for rescuing a stray squirrel and wanting to help it by removing a BotFly. This can be a tricky process, but with the right steps and precautions, you will be able to do it effectively and safely.
The first step is to locate the BotFly larvae in the squirrel’s fur. The best way to do this is to take a magnifying glass, part the fur gently with your fingers and look for the larvae, which will look like a small, white, cylindrical-shaped worm. Once you’ve located the larvae you can use tweezers to carefully remove it.
Once the larvae is removed, you can clean the area with an antiseptic or alcohol solution and apply a topical antibiotic to prevent infection. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact a veterinarian or wildlife specialist for more advice.
We hope this information helps you with your rescue mission, and thank you again for helping this little squirrel.
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