I'm more concerned with the discussion aspect, such as it is. I'm still yet to engage in an actual argument.
This was hilarious. Thanks, Reddit. The vole was kicking shortly after he killed it, so I did want to clarify somehow that it was a fresh kill. Though it didn't occur to me at the time, "freshly killed" does sound a little more savage.
If anyone cares for some gruesome details (and I suspect you do given the entomologists of this subreddit,) I proceeded to turn over the vole with a dried out blackberry vine and cut open its abdomen with a blackberry thorn. It appeared that the vole was female, so I was unsure whether the larvae were maggots having infested a stillborn cavity or had parasitized the vole's entire body.
Regardless, thank you all for the clarity and entertainment. The vet never even emailed me back. All I was needing is the correct wormer for my dog in case he contracts the parasite, so thank you again!
Ugh, here I go again. In case you had doubts, you conveyed the freshness of the kill with complete clarity, such that any reasonable reader would immediately infer that the parasite crawled out of the vole right after the death of its host. And immediately conclude that I did. You conveyed successfully for a few reasons I'm loathe to get into at this point, but the main point is that, of the reasons for your success, the word "live" is not one of them. The overall context in which it was used makes it easy to infer your intention in using it, but the word itself, I think, did not have that effect.
Edit: This has been great, I wish the negative karma would drown me forever in an unending flood.
You crack me up. Thanks.