How to Dispose of a Dead Animal

Here are some simple steps on how to dispose of a dead animal.

Step One

Do not touch the animal.

dead squirrel

Step Two

Use a long-handled shovel to pick up the dead animal and place it into a plastic bag.

dead squirrel in long-handled shovel

Step Three

Put on gloves before handling the plastic bag.

putting on gloves

Step Four

Tie a knot in the top of the bag.

putting dead squirrel in plastic bag on the ground

Step Five

Place the bag with the animal into a second bag.

double bagging

Step Six

Tie a secure knot on the top of the second bag.

tying a knot in a plastic bag

Step Seven

Dispose of the bag in an outdoor trash container.

putting plastic bag in outdoor trash container

Step Eight

Remove the gloves and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water.

washing hands

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