This year, I've seen 3 different squirrels that come to my yard with paw injuries. It looks like their paw got smashed by something as it is swollen and deformed. Two of them had it in one front paw and today one showed up with a hind paw injury.

I did a search online to see what causes those, and didn't find anything. All I saw were many posts about squirrels with injured paws on here.

Does anyone know where the injuries come from? I was speculating neighbors might have traps set up as I live in the suburbs. Either way, it's sad seeing my buddies injured and limping around looking weak

I try to give them extra food and water when they are unwell but I don't know if there's much else I can do?