It is time to remind folks that handling game, especially rodents like prairie dogs and ground squirrels, can be harmful to your health. As a plague survivor, I encourage varmint hunters to leave pray where they fall. We should all know that all rodents harbor fleas, and fleas harbor the plague and other human-harmful diseases. And just because they look healthy, doesn't mean they are!
If you just have to take photos of your kills, at least wear proper gloves, apply lots of 100% DEET to keep the fleas, lice, and chiggers off your body. For several days after the hunt, be weary of signs of ill health like fevers and chills.
Remember too, no one is immune!