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    Exclamation What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    I recently found a wild squirrel that Iíve known/fed for over a year (and which Iíve made a post about a couple days ago) and she was exhibiting the same exact behavior as

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=t7fRueBe1D8

    My question is: is there a specific illness that is causing this or that this behavior is a response to pain in general?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    I am not sure what that behavior is indicating. I hope some other members will look at the video and recognize it. Poor thing.

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    Default Re: What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    Poison or encounter with venomous snake perhaps?

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    Default Re: What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    There are number of possibilities but regardless of the cause, this little one really needs to be trapped and brought to a rehabber. It will not survive long out there in this state. If nothing else, trapping it and giving it a couple days of safety inside might give it the chance to recover if this is some type of poisoning or envenomation. Try to make water and food available for him so he will continue to stick around.
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    Default Re: What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    Is this the same squirrel that you previously posted a short video of in a prior thread?

    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...ected-odontoma

    If not, have you seen the other squirrel again? Were you able to capture it?

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    Default Re: What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    Okay. I now realize that the video you posted in this thread is a different squirrel, since the You Tube date stamp is 2012.

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    Default Re: What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rock Monkey View Post
    Okay. I now realize that the video you posted in this thread is a different squirrel, since the You Tube date stamp is 2012.
    Yes it's a different squirrel but exhibits almost the same behavior as the squirrel you linked to. I was wondering whether someone recognizes what the illness might be.

    Thanks all your inputs.

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    Default Re: What could be wrong with this squirrel?

    Were you able to capture your sick squirrel?

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