View Full Version : Bot flies. Ugggg that time of year again!

08-13-2011, 05:12 PM
OK, so I have this released boy who still returns home daily for play and food. He has been a free man for about 6 weeks now. He is doing excellent out on his own.
It is that time of year again for bot flies. My boy has one right above his ummm.......pistol.:dono
I could see a red, raised irritated bump about 3-4 days ago. Today, it has the customary " blow hole" on the top. Yuck! I know this guy will not stay still enough and for long enough, for me to get it out. I think I am just going to leave it alone. It is gonna kill me to do it, but I would need him to stay still for me to get it out safely. How nasty they are. Yucky!

08-13-2011, 05:44 PM
we currently have a squirrel in our care that has two bot flies. one we got out...the other is on her neck and is being a stubborn @$$. they are nasty little buggers who dont do anything. usually they fall out on their own. they just look nasty.

Jackie in Tampa
08-13-2011, 06:21 PM
my wilds have them too:yuck