• Question: if a squirrel dies can it still carrier a diease

    Asked by SAVAGEONFLEEK to Jonathan, Kellie, Kevin, Melissa on 4 May 2016.
    • Photo: Jonathan Jackson

      Jonathan Jackson answered on 4 May 2016:

      I believe many dead animals can still carry and spread disease, especially as they decompose, but I will leave this question to the experts (not me)!

    • Photo: Kevin Baker

      Kevin Baker answered on 4 May 2016:

      Jonathan is right. Yes, a lot of germs can live on dead animals!

    • Photo: Melissa Wilson Sayres

      Melissa Wilson Sayres answered on 4 May 2016:

      Absolutely. It’s one of the reasons I’m really careful waking my dogs – I don’t want them eating any strange stuff that’s been sitting on the ground – be it dead squirrel or some other more processed foods.