This is a squirrel I called Buddy. He’s been coming to our house for at least three years now and about half a year ago I saw that he was getting old and very mangy looking. His skin was raw and he was getting skinnier and skinnier. I was certain that he wouldn’t be around much longer. One day, Buddy didn’t come to the house anymore and I feared the worst. He had become very tame and always ran up to me to great me and get his treat. I missed my little Buddy and feared him dead…………..until last week, after almost two months absence, here he was. The fur had grown back and he seemed on the mend. Fell right back into his old routine of running up to me and demanding his treat: Dog cookies from Trader Joe’s !
I may have had something to do with his recovery, because I tossed a squirrel size dose of ivermectin his way. The cure to mange. I know – I’m not supposed to “mess” with wildlife, but looking at my buddy I don’t regret to have interfered. :-)) He’s old and he won’t be around much longer, but at least he’s feeling better again !