Early stages of mange photos
Here are some pics of Miranda a couple days after we got her. She'd already been treated with Ivermectin, so she was just beginning to lose the scabs around her eyes and ears.
You can see in the pics that her ears are kinda "folded" back...they are actually SO scabbed over from the mange that they are stuck to themselves and also to her head. (not anymore, we've gotten a LOT better the last few days...only about 40% of all her scabs remain, and most are on her body rather than her face now. )
The one pic is super blurry, sorry, but I wanted to show it because even through the blur you can see what her face looks like. How could you not automatically think "mange" when you look at this squirrel???
She's a ton better now. Eating great, gaining weight...she's a little trooper!
A young man was picking up starfish and tossing them gently back into the ocean. "What are you doing?" a wise man asked.
"The sun is coming up and the tide is going out. If I don't throw them back, they'll die," the young man said.
The wise man replied, "But there are miles of beach and millions of starfish. You can't possibly make a difference."
The young man bent down, picked up another, and threw it lovingly back beyond the breaking waves. "I made a difference for that one," he replied.