Answer to question: A squirrel bit me! Here is my story.
We went to somebodies house. He had a pet squirrel because a friend cut down a tree and found baby squirrels, so not a really tame squirrel , but he raised it. I hand fed it crackers. Mr. Mike said the squirrel, Lucy, had enough so I twisted the bag shut. But Lucy grabbed the bag, took it in her teeth and ran away to her tree and opened the bag. I followed Lucy and knelt down to watch. Mommy said that I probably smelled like crackers because the squirrel looked at me, ran up to me, and bit my hand.
We washed it off with soap and water. When we got home, we put on antibiotic cream and band-aids. Momma was concerned, so Daddy called an urgent care. They told Daddy something like, “don’t bring him here, take him to the emergency room”. So we went to the ER. A police man and a secretary talked to us about when it was, and how much it hurt and our name and address. I did not get any shots or see the doctor.
On the way home, we went to the store and I got a donut! Mark was jealous 🙂
Now, I have a bruise and the bites have not healed yet. My thumb hurts if I bend it a lot. My hand is looking a lot better though.
We learned–after the fact–that squirrels, mice, rats, chipmunks or rabbits almost never have rabies. Rabies have not been around for a couple of decades the police man (maybe the secretary) said. So, if you get bit by a squirrel, wash it very well, add antibiotic cream, and watch it for infection. You probably won’t need to go to the ER, but get someone to look at it if you are concerned! You don’t want to get sick! I also learned, to stay further away from cracker stealing squirrels.