here's a picture of the bunny we rescued off the top of a fence post in our back yard during the flooding. she was covered in ants. they were climbing on her to escape the water. i got a towel, dried her off, killed the ants, and snuggled her into lucy's cat crate to recoup that night.
later that night though, i realized she still had ants on her. closer inspection, they were in her ears. i got what i could out and crossed my fingers. i thought all was fine, she ate some lettuce and drunk some water. despite my best intentions, she didn't make it.
i also got the neighbor's boxer out of his backyard. she looked panicked and was extremely excited to be on dry land. her dad got her later monday evening when he finally got home from work.