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    Default Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    So scrat was on my shoulder and suddenly lunged at my earring rhinestone stud and yanked it out of my ear. I was left with just the backing. I pryed his mouth open immediately to feel around to see if it was in his mouth but I couldn't feel anything. I have not found it anywhere on the floor or anything or in my clothes so I'm afraid he may have swallowed it. I don't know if this is even possible since squirrels are pretty darn small but now I'm terrified that if he did it will perforate his bowel on the way out. What can I do? ?? Do you think it's likely that he was able to swallow an earring so quickly ?

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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    Personally, I think that it is unlikely that he swallowed it. Gosh, they are so darned quick!!!
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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    The more I think about it, the more I think it's just not possible for him to have easily and smoothly swallowed an earring that quickly without any struggle. He wouldn't be acting completely normal if he had swallowed something that big and sharp. He would at least be retching or looking uncomfortable, right??

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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    I guess it could be possible, but I'm not sure why he would. My experience with squirrels is that if it doesn't smell really yummy they aren't interested in it. Even to the point of ignoring walnuts in favor of almonds or pecans. Check your clothing and hair again as well as anything on the floor it could have bounced under. I hope Scrat didn't decide that it smelled yummy enough to eat!

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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    Thank you Sammy's mom! I am just so terrified! I think I will be staring at him all night not that it would make any difference...

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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    He's in massive playful mood these last couple weeks, and is incredibly hyper when he comes out to play now. I wasn't surprised that he grabbed it but you're right I would be surprised if he wanted to swallow it. It's just that I can't find it anywhere. Maybe I'll go do a strip search of myself. i've already checked my bra but haven't actually stripped down. The things we do for squirrels ...

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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    Lily's ripped large diamonds out of my ears before, but thankfully never swallowed them. She sniffed it them, scraped her teeth on them, then tossed them!

    Now I'm earringless pretty much all the time

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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    Well he is his normal spastic self this morning so I think we dodged a bullet. But I still don't know where that earring is

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    Default Re: Omg I think Scrat swallowed my earring!!

    I've heard you can put some pantyhose on the end of a vacuum hose and suck it up that way.

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