All right. For the THIRD time I'm going to try to get this posted. I HATE computers, because they hate me!!!! Who knows WHERE the other two posts are about now. Anyway, this is Harry-that-I-call-Henry. He gotten bitten in the ear and two other places on the side of his face by a weasel or mink back in October. Now he has this large lump (abcess??). THANK GOD it does not involve his ear. Don't know if it is related to the bite wounds or not. I tried to soak the lump in warm water to get it to open up. That works on cat bite wound abcesses. But this would NOT open up. The black scab is hard and did not soften at all. The edges are yellow and soft, but they wouldn't open up either. So I inserted a hypodermic needle at the base of the lump and withdrew 2 or 3 cc's of yellow, cloudy fluid mixed with a little blood (at the end). I assumed the yellow fluid is pus and that indicates infection. He is acting normal. He went after a hen today that got in his pen by accident. He didn't have anything in his crop tonight, but my DH says that may be because of another problem (rats eating his food). I will keep him up tomorrow to see if he is eating ok. Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this and what to do about it?? Should I start him on an antibiotic?? If so, which one? I have Terramycin and Sulmet, but a friend suggested that Baytril may be better. Should I continue trying to drain it down. I'm a little nervous about sticking it with a needle that close to his ear, beak, eye, brain, etc. I'll certainly appreciate any help anyone can give me. THANKS!! I can't believe I actually got this finished and the pictures posted. Sure hope this comes out!!