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How to Dispose of a Dead Animal

How to Dispose of a Dead Animal

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Safely Dispose of a Dead Animal

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

Step One

Do not touch the animal.

dead squirrel in the grass

Step Two

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

dead squirrel on the end of a long shovel

Step Three

Put on gloves before handling the plastic bag.

person putting on gloves

Step Four

Tie a knot in the top of the bag.

person wearing gloves holding a bag containing a dead squirrel

Step Five

Place the bag with the animal into a second bag.

person wearing gloves double bags a dead squirrel

Step Six

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

person ties a knot in a plastic bag to seal it

Step Seven

Dispose of the bag in an outdoor trash container.

person putting tied up bag into the trash

Step Eight

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

person washes hands with soap and water

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