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March 5, 1898

How Squirrels Become Eunuchs.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(10):566. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440620054017

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Craig Colony, Sonyea, N. Y., Feb. 22, 1898.

To the Editor:  —Relative to the discussion now going on in the Journal on the above subject, let me say that many years ago it was my pleasure to spend several weeks each fall for five successive years in squirrel-hunting in the eastern section of middle Alabama. My daily tramps in the sport were made with an elderly companion, a man of 60 years, who all his life had been an ardent lover of the sport, and who loved nothing better than the daily rambles through the great forests where the tallest trees grew and where gray and red squirrels (the latter also known as the fox squirrel) abounded.One day I shot a young male and on picking him up was surprised to find the entire scrotal sac missing, with evidence of a recent injury to the parts. I called my

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