Ectoparasite infestations in the Red Squirrel.
craig at dratt.demon.co.uk
Mon Feb 19 09:30:00 EST 1996
I am a third year Ph.D. student currently examining the effect of
supplemental feeding on red squirrels.
During the study I have found dead and dying animals with very heavy
infestations of sucking lice. Many of the squirrels were in poor
condition and a few had large infected jaw abscesses.
I have also caught a small number of healthy adults with lice infestations.
I'd be interested in hearing if anyone has found ectoparasite
infestations in populations of other tree squirrels.
craig at dratt.co.uk
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