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    One of the juvenile squirrels in my tree (he is there with two siblings and his mother) has pox. So does mom and I am not sure about the other two. The juvie in question has a large pink mass dangling from his tummy about the size of a gumball and what looks like another mass right below that. I am posting a couple of videos so you can see the condition. He is wild so it is the best I can do.
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    Here are two still photos:
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    Another video clip. This one is over 2 minutes. Please be patient.
    https://youtu.be/DywKbk23WBY
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    Default Re: Juvenile Grey with pox and poss genital injury

    Do you have access to a wildlife friendly vet?
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    Default Re: Juvenile Grey with pox and poss genital injury

    No. Plus, with the pox I'm afraid he'll just be put down anyway,

    My ability to trap him is very limited, as they are wary of me. I'm also leaving in a few days for two weeks. More and more I think the pox is in his genitals and probably nothing can be done. He is very active; does not act as though he has infection or even pain. His mother is also interacting with him normally.

    I mainly want to know if anyone has seen this before.
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    Default Re: Juvenile Grey with pox and poss genital injury

    I wonder if that is a hernia and not related to pox?


    Quote Originally Posted by JLM27 View Post
    No. Plus, with the pox I'm afraid he'll just be put down anyway,

    My ability to trap him is very limited, as they are wary of me. I'm also leaving in a few days for two weeks. More and more I think the pox is in his genitals and probably nothing can be done. He is very active; does not act as though he has infection or even pain. His mother is also interacting with him normally.

    I mainly want to know if anyone has seen this before.
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    I don't think we can tell without holding him and looking close, They are VERY skittish and picky in what they eat. It would take more time and cleverness than I have to catch him right now. I was hoping he would get more familiar, but now I haven't seen him today, and I'm leaving on Friday. Maura Is the only one I would trust not to euthanize him anyway. I can't even ask if she would take him if I can't catch him.
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    Default Re: Juvenile Grey with pox and poss genital injury

    I bet if you put that food in a small hav-a-hart trap, you could catch him. But you would still need a rehabber with a vet to hand him off too.


    Quote Originally Posted by JLM27 View Post
    I don't think we can tell without holding him and looking close, They are VERY skittish and picky in what they eat. It would take more time and cleverness than I have to catch him right now. I was hoping he would get more familiar, but now I haven't seen him today, and I'm leaving on Friday. Maura Is the only one I would trust not to euthanize him anyway. I can't even ask if she would take him if I can't catch him.
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    Default Re: Juvenile Grey with pox and poss genital injury

    Hi JLM,

    Was your little friend able to heal up from the issues he was facing?
    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
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