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(New York Daily News)   Man attempts to rescue mouse from stray cat. Then thing gets all black plaguey: "Taking a mouse out of a cat's mouth is probably not a good idea"   (nydailynews.com) divider line 103
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2012-06-14 12:02:41 AM
That article didn't answer the most important question of all. Why was he trying to take a mouse away from a stray cat?
 
2012-06-14 12:06:18 AM
Did the mouse give him plague or the cat? Because if hte mouse had the plague he may have saved the cat from getting it.
 
2012-06-14 12:14:36 AM
Oregon health officials don't know if the man was bitten by the cat or the mouse.

Good to know they've firmly established the vectors for this disease

/now if we just got rid of all the cats we'd have no problems
 
2012-06-14 12:41:20 AM
srsly? yer siniasrly.
 
2012-06-14 12:50:00 AM
I was going to say that I submitted this with a better headline . . . but no. Apparently, your man with the plague is not my man with a plague.

Link Cat has plague in NM.

Link Man has plague in NM.
 
2012-06-14 01:13:30 AM
"Taking a mouse out of a cat's mouth is probably not a good idea"

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2012-06-14 02:44:44 AM
Jeez, anyone who has a cat knows that you let the cat drop the mouse in front of you as a gift.

/sure, the gift could be plague
//I let my mouser leave her gifts
///then chase the dog about going, "Drop it, drop it!!"
 
2012-06-14 04:02:51 AM

Ambivalence: Did the mouse give him plague or the cat? Because if hte mouse had the plague he may have saved the cat from getting it.


Nope. Cat's dead.

They don't know if it was the cat or the mouse that bit him, though.
 
2012-06-14 04:10:35 AM
This guy tried to shoot a stray cat with a .22 but killed a woman instead.

Link
 
2012-06-14 04:26:38 AM
That's what you get for interfering with nature, you tree-hugger.

Serious question - if the cat had eaten the mouse, would it have become infected with the plague?
 
2012-06-14 04:30:20 AM
i love cats, but I wouldn't go near a stray's mouth even for a night with Jennifer Connelly.
 
2012-06-14 04:31:43 AM
Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down!
 
2012-06-14 04:32:37 AM
Seriously, stray cat?

Only a fool takes food out of a domesticated animals mouth, but to try that shiat on a stray animal takes a lasagna of layered derp and tard.
 
2012-06-14 04:34:10 AM
Im ok with this, a little chlorine was added to the gene pool and we're all better for it
 
2012-06-14 04:35:28 AM
Don't suppose that sword sticking out of him has anything to do with it?
 
2012-06-14 04:38:43 AM
Actually, the most important question is:

Did the mouse survive?
Did his asshattery actually save the mouse he was trying to rescue?
 
2012-06-14 04:47:39 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: That article didn't answer the most important question of all. Why was he trying to take a mouse away from a stray cat?


"Taking a mouse out of a cat's mouth is probably not a good idea,"

Duh!
 
2012-06-14 04:55:40 AM

LordOfThePings: Ashes! Ashes!
We all fall down!


Snopes says no.
 
2012-06-14 05:01:00 AM

pisceandreamer: Jeez, anyone who has a cat knows that you let the cat drop the mouse in front of you as a gift.

/sure, the gift could be plague
//I let my mouser leave her gifts
///then chase the dog about going, "Drop it, drop it!!"


A little problem with this is that cats often present people with live rodents which then scurry away and hide somewhere in the house.
 
2012-06-14 05:05:00 AM
Feral cats are not your friends.

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2012-06-14 05:11:52 AM

pisceandreamer: Jeez, anyone who has a cat knows that you let the cat drop the mouse in front of you as a gift.

/sure, the gift could be plague


Just cook it to 165 and you're good.


LaughingRadish: A little problem with this is that cats often present people with live rodents which then scurry away and hide somewhere in the house.


Had my cat Nietzsche deliver a pigeon we were SURE was dead. When the cat dropped it it flew away in a flash. Saw it later on campus, recognized it from a leg tag. Sneaky pigeons.
 
2012-06-14 05:14:40 AM
It's not the cat or the mouse that gives you the plague.
It's the fleas.
Fleas bite too, ya know. Suck your blood, and leave a little anti-coagulant present containing the plague virus.

There are spots in the US where prairie dogs also carry plague, and generally speaking, any animal, dogs, cats, rats, fox, raccoon, opossum, etc. can carry the flea that transfers the plague virus.
 
2012-06-14 05:20:21 AM

Nogale: That's what you get for interfering with nature, you tree-hugger.

Serious question - if the cat had eaten the mouse, would it have become infected with the plague?


Apparently so, because the cat died. Scroll up.
 
2012-06-14 05:27:47 AM
Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

And, yes the guy is an idiot, but people who say he deserved to get the plague because he's an idiot are much bigger idiots.
 
2012-06-14 05:33:47 AM

borg: This guy tried to shoot a stray cat with a .22 but killed a woman instead.

Link


Ah, yes, the old shoot whitey and pretend you were aiming for a cat defence!
 
2012-06-14 05:34:25 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: That article didn't answer the most important question of all. Why was he trying to take a mouse away from a stray cat?


filmfanatic.org
 
2012-06-14 05:37:38 AM
Was this the cat in question?

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2012-06-14 05:41:36 AM
They should put some posies in his pocket.
 
2012-06-14 05:45:34 AM
I don't want to go on the cart!
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2012-06-14 06:03:43 AM

danielscissorhands: Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

Yersinia pestis

is endemic to (naturally found in) several areas around the world. It's a known hazard to rodent researchers in the south western US because it can infect many more mammals than rats. Flea transmission is the most well described vector, but it's a blood borne pathogen, exposure of infected blood to an open wound could also transmit it.

It's usually treatable if detected early, but it's difficult past a certain point because the bacterium has multiple methods of shutting down the victim's immune response. More info.
 
2012-06-14 06:56:03 AM
Stupid tag was on vacation? What sort of moran takes a cat's prey from them? Next the guy will be suffering from meningitis from trying to rescue sick pigeons or something.
 
2012-06-14 06:57:26 AM

zzrhardy: Seriously, stray cat?

Only a fool takes food out of a domesticated animals mouth, but to try that shiat on a stray animal takes a lasagna of layered derp and tard.


"Oh look, that stray cat has food, I don't have to feel bad about not leaving something out for it."

Non-plaguey way to do things.

/save the mouse? WTF do they think small predatory carnivores eat?
 
2012-06-14 06:59:28 AM

The My Little Pony Killer: That article didn't answer the most important question of all. Why was he trying to take a mouse away from a stray cat?


Good question. Now pop that mouse back in my mouth.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-14 07:01:18 AM

Alkony: danielscissorhands: Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

Yersinia pestis is endemic to (naturally found in) several areas around the world. It's a known hazard to rodent researchers in the south western US because it can infect many more mammals than rats. Flea transmission is the most well described vector, but it's a blood borne pathogen, exposure of infected blood to an open wound could also transmit it.

It's usually treatable if detected early, but it's difficult past a certain point because the bacterium has multiple methods of shutting down the victim's immune response. More info.


Does anyone know why it is endemic in certain parts of the world, such as yours, and yet is unheard of in other parts, such as mine (temperate east coast Australia, with a reasonably similar climate to California)?
 
2012-06-14 07:04:05 AM

steerforth: Alkony: danielscissorhands: Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

Yersinia pestis is endemic to (naturally found in) several areas around the world. It's a known hazard to rodent researchers in the south western US because it can infect many more mammals than rats. Flea transmission is the most well described vector, but it's a blood borne pathogen, exposure of infected blood to an open wound could also transmit it.

It's usually treatable if detected early, but it's difficult past a certain point because the bacterium has multiple methods of shutting down the victim's immune response. More info.

Does anyone know why it is endemic in certain parts of the world, such as yours, and yet is unheard of in other parts, such as mine (temperate east coast Australia, with a reasonably similar climate to California)?


Because God already blessed Australia with enough deadly critters.
 
2012-06-14 07:08:12 AM
As it turns out, this was an animal abandoned by this asshole's biatch ex-girlfriend. Karma comes around. Hope he gives it to her before he dies, so she can die of it too.
 
2012-06-14 07:14:28 AM

MAYORBOB: steerforth: Alkony: danielscissorhands: Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

Yersinia pestis is endemic to (naturally found in) several areas around the world. It's a known hazard to rodent researchers in the south western US because it can infect many more mammals than rats. Flea transmission is the most well described vector, but it's a blood borne pathogen, exposure of infected blood to an open wound could also transmit it.

It's usually treatable if detected early, but it's difficult past a certain point because the bacterium has multiple methods of shutting down the victim's immune response. More info.

Does anyone know why it is endemic in certain parts of the world, such as yours, and yet is unheard of in other parts, such as mine (temperate east coast Australia, with a reasonably similar climate to California)?

Because God already blessed Australia with enough deadly critters.


True, and we are currently leading the world in the development of some fabulous new viral pathogens, but you can't beat a good old-fashioned bacterial menace to feel as if your country has really made a mark on the world.
 
2012-06-14 07:15:14 AM

steerforth: srsly? yer siniasrly.


Well, I laughed so hard I almost cried. +1 for you.
 
2012-06-14 07:18:13 AM

steerforth: Alkony: danielscissorhands: Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

Yersinia pestis is endemic to (naturally found in) several areas around the world. It's a known hazard to rodent researchers in the south western US because it can infect many more mammals than rats. Flea transmission is the most well described vector, but it's a blood borne pathogen, exposure of infected blood to an open wound could also transmit it.

It's usually treatable if detected early, but it's difficult past a certain point because the bacterium has multiple methods of shutting down the victim's immune response. More info.

Does anyone know why it is endemic in certain parts of the world, such as yours, and yet is unheard of in other parts, such as mine (temperate east coast Australia, with a reasonably similar climate to California)?


Be careful saying that, you may end up with Californians.

Now that I have said it, say it again! We don't want them!

It probably is due to other fleas out competing the ones we have if they arrive there. Or, it just hasn't happened yet. I hear you guys are short on wild stuff that could kill you, want me to pack up a few and send em?
 
2012-06-14 07:23:41 AM
The plague exists still ?
 
2012-06-14 07:26:41 AM

jso2897: As it turns out, this was an animal abandoned by this asshole's biatch ex-girlfriend. Karma comes around. Hope he gives it to her before he dies, so she can die of it too.


WTF?
 
2012-06-14 07:31:41 AM
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You motherfarker! Give me back my mouse!!
 
2012-06-14 07:32:37 AM

jafiwam: steerforth: Alkony: danielscissorhands: Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

Yersinia pestis is endemic to (naturally found in) several areas around the world. It's a known hazard to rodent researchers in the south western US because it can infect many more mammals than rats. Flea transmission is the most well described vector, but it's a blood borne pathogen, exposure of infected blood to an open wound could also transmit it.

It's usually treatable if detected early, but it's difficult past a certain point because the bacterium has multiple methods of shutting down the victim's immune response. More info.

Does anyone know why it is endemic in certain parts of the world, such as yours, and yet is unheard of in other parts, such as mine (temperate east coast Australia, with a reasonably similar climate to California)?

Be careful saying that, you may end up with Californians.

Now that I have said it, say it again! We don't want them!

It probably is due to other fleas out competing the ones we have if they arrive there. Or, it just hasn't happened yet. I hear you guys are short on wild stuff that could kill you, want me to pack up a few and send em?


Californians can be no worse than Queenslanders so that's not a problem. I suspect that you are correct that other naughties are out-competing yersinias. Our fleas have other shiat to deal with.
 
2012-06-14 07:40:04 AM

AbbeySomeone: jso2897: As it turns out, this was an animal abandoned by this asshole's biatch ex-girlfriend. Karma comes around. Hope he gives it to her before he dies, so she can die of it too.

WTF?


He thinks girl cooties carry the plague as well as the herp.
 
2012-06-14 07:45:35 AM

common sense is an oxymoron: Feral cats are not your friends.


without feral cats the racoons, opossums and skunks will take the place in the food chain which have a more devastating effect as a disease vector
 
2012-06-14 07:47:34 AM

steerforth: jafiwam: steerforth: Alkony: danielscissorhands: Up until I read the article, I falsely assumed that the black death plague had been annihilated, but, apparently not.

Yersinia pestis is endemic to (naturally found in) several areas around the world. It's a known hazard to rodent researchers in the south western US because it can infect many more mammals than rats. Flea transmission is the most well described vector, but it's a blood borne pathogen, exposure of infected blood to an open wound could also transmit it.

It's usually treatable if detected early, but it's difficult past a certain point because the bacterium has multiple methods of shutting down the victim's immune response. More info.

Does anyone know why it is endemic in certain parts of the world, such as yours, and yet is unheard of in other parts, such as mine (temperate east coast Australia, with a reasonably similar climate to California)?

Be careful saying that, you may end up with Californians.

Now that I have said it, say it again! We don't want them!

It probably is due to other fleas out competing the ones we have if they arrive there. Or, it just hasn't happened yet. I hear you guys are short on wild stuff that could kill you, want me to pack up a few and send em?

Californians can be no worse than Queenslanders so that's not a problem. I suspect that you are correct that other naughties are out-competing yersinias. Our fleas have other shiat to deal with.


It could be that the local mammal species don't have a high enough rate of resistance to build up a local reservoir of Y. pestis. One reason rats and rat-fleas are a common vector is that the rats don't die from the disease as much. Not all rodentia have this advantage, so getting bitten by a flea with Y. pestis just kills them rather than letting them pass it on to humans later.

Also, it seems to do somewhat better in dryer climates than the east coast of Australia has. The county FTFA is in central Oregon, which is high plains, rather than the temperate rain forest a lot of people thing of for Oregon. Most of the endemic areas in the US are plains of one type or another. From my knowledge (admittedly sparse) of Australian climates, there isn't a lot of area that fits that category.
 
2012-06-14 07:47:38 AM
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2012-06-14 07:52:28 AM
all the symptoms were there, including stomach pain, bleeding mouth, nose and anus and dying tissue.

FTFA... You know you're farked if shiat like that starts to happen.
 
2012-06-14 07:53:07 AM
http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/state-and-regional/ore-woman-bitten-b y-rabid-bat-getting-vaccine/article_d8650e93-3e9a-56ed-a8c8-18d967711b 42.html
 
2012-06-14 07:59:52 AM

Evilhippie: all the symptoms were there, including stomach pain, bleeding mouth, nose and anus and dying tissue.

FTFA... You know you're farked if shiat like that starts to happen.


Those symptoms you just can't walk off.
 
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