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Found 2 warbles so far this year in cottontail rabbits. A warble is the larva of a bot fly. The worm burrows under the skin of the host animal, grows and then drops out as a pupae.




A common parasite found in mammals from mice to moose.

The State of Michigan DNR says: "This parasite is of no public health significance and properly cooked meat from infected animals is safe to eat." see: http://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-153-10370_12150_12220-26354--,00.html
 
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