Atlantic Wildlife Institute saves chipmunk from botfly larvae

Wildlife NewsBy Sarah Betts, CBC News Posted: Sep 29, 2016 12:44 PM AT Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016 12:44 PM AT

The Atlantic Wildlife Institute kept the chipmunk for about a week and nursed it back to health. (Atlantic Wildlife Institute)

The Atlantic Wildlife Institute has been busy removing parasites from animals the last few weeks like one poor chipmunk that became a burrow for a botfly. Pam Novak, the institute's director, said friends of hers found the chipmunk in their backyard and realized something was wrong with it.

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