Forty eight hours ago I picked up an 8 week old kitten outside to administer some medicine. Most kittens that age are still docile when picked up by the neck but this one went ballistic. He/she got her medicine but not before latching on to my finger with a death grip bite.
I've been bitten and scratched many times over the years, so I let it bleed, then washed and put some antibiotic cream on it. That night I re-applied the cream, put a band aid on it and went to bed. When I got up it looked like the the picture and I immediately headed to the doctor. Never had that happen before and I have had some mean bites before.
After a Tetanus/diphtheria shot, antibiotics and a new antibiotic cream, they also decided a surgeon needed to probe it to make sure the little bugger had not penetrated the bone which could put infection straight into my blood. (not good) The swelling was going down this morning and after some exploratory digging it was determined that all seemed under control. Sure makes it hard to type. I removed half of the wrapping to give myself enough room to type this.
Lesson learned. If they don't want to take their medicine, they're on their own. Well..... maybe. Anyone know a good cut/bite resistant glove that still allows your to use your fingers?