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2013-01-08 07:54:50 PM
Gosh!
 
2013-01-08 08:06:48 PM
pestilence, I has it
 
2013-01-08 08:07:07 PM
Where does a llama get rabies from? Being bitten by a rabid squirrel?
 
2013-01-08 08:12:28 PM
The llama is a quadruped!
 
2013-01-08 08:15:50 PM
If the Man hadn't killed Napster this would never have happened
 
2013-01-08 08:20:47 PM
i34.tinypic.com
 
2013-01-08 08:21:08 PM
I had to get rabies shots years ago when I was bitten by a rabid cat. It was one of my least favorite experiences.

Fun fact. Squirrels rarely get rabies because they rarely survive being bitten by rabid animals.
 
2013-01-08 08:23:23 PM
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static.neatoshop.com
 
2013-01-08 08:33:50 PM
lot of Georgia links today...
 
Ni!
2013-01-08 08:37:02 PM
Omfg....my family lives in Morganton....also cuidado.

But seriously wtf.
 
2013-01-08 08:37:21 PM
Pardon the intrusion. As a former llama owner I would like to point out that while "biting at itself" is a sign of rabies, "spitting at one of its caretakers" is also a sign of poor socialization, not necessarily rabies. The llamas original owner / trainer could have been an idiot.

/back to your usual silly llama thread
 
2013-01-08 08:48:39 PM

Kevin72: Where does a llama get rabies from? Being bitten by a rabid squirrel?


More likely being bitten by a rabid raccoon (in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast there is a fairly serious rabies zoonotic going on amongst raccoons), failing that, rabid squirrel or rabid bat or (probably most common of all) rabid dog or cat.

(Telling you to get your critters their shots isn't just to protect them and to protect humans against rabies--rabid animals can be a real threat to livestock as well. And yes, that's also why there are laws on the books in a LOT of agricultural areas to the effect of "if an animal is seen harassing livestock or even tresspassing and has no known owner, the landowner can shoot on sight".)
 
2013-01-08 08:49:36 PM

NutWrench: The llama is a quadruped!


Man Llamas are dangerous, so if you see one where people are swimming, you shout... Look out, there are llamas!
 
Ni!
2013-01-08 09:04:49 PM
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jan/08/four-people-exposed-rab id-llama-ga/?breakingnews

I have forgot my HTML and am on mobile, but the pic they use in this article is hilarious
 
2013-01-08 09:14:03 PM
Is not rabies... is frothing at mouth because excited for seeing you. you buy llama now.
 
2013-01-08 09:15:06 PM
www.deviantart.com
 
2013-01-08 09:17:24 PM

Great Porn Dragon: Kevin72: Where does a llama get rabies from? Being bitten by a rabid squirrel?

More likely being bitten by a rabid raccoon (in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast there is a fairly serious rabies zoonotic going on amongst raccoons), failing that, rabid squirrel or rabid bat or (probably most common of all) rabid dog or cat.

(Telling you to get your critters their shots isn't just to protect them and to protect humans against rabies--rabid animals can be a real threat to livestock as well. And yes, that's also why there are laws on the books in a LOT of agricultural areas to the effect of "if an animal is seen harassing livestock or even tresspassing and has no known owner, the landowner can shoot on sight".)


I thought bats were often culprits as well.
 
2013-01-08 09:29:24 PM
¡Cuidado! ¡Hai llamas con rabia!
 
2013-01-08 09:37:28 PM

The Bestest: lot of Georgia links today...


We're just a little rowdy down here this week. It'll pass.

And no, we don't need our own tag, thank y'all very much.

/How's your mamma 'n 'em, btw?
 
2013-01-08 09:42:38 PM
Big spitter, the llama.
 
2013-01-08 10:15:16 PM
I'll just leave this here:

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2013-01-08 10:15:29 PM
The llama is a quadruped which lives in big rivers like the Amazon. It has two ears, a heart, a forehead, and a beak for eating honey. But it is provided with fins for swimming.
 
2013-01-08 10:32:25 PM
Nice headline. Funny thread. Keep up the good work, all.
 
2013-01-08 11:10:32 PM
This American Life had a freaky story a few years back about a woman alone in the woods with a rabid raccoon hanging off her leg. Nope. Don't want to consider that.
 
2013-01-08 11:15:07 PM
Llamas are bred for their skills in magic.
 
2013-01-08 11:25:52 PM
This thread. I jump in it.
 
2013-01-08 11:34:09 PM
Llama, llama, duck
 
2013-01-09 12:32:07 AM
Glad to see the llama lore being remembered. Llamas are, indeed, larger than frogs.

Also, I want a toy giraffe.
 
2013-01-09 12:52:28 AM

SavageWombat: Llamas are, indeed, larger than frogs.


Not so fast, there....
 
2013-01-09 04:55:51 AM

laughin: NutWrench: The llama is a quadruped!

Man Llamas are dangerous, so if you see one where people are swimming, you shout... Look out, there are llamas!


Give them some honey...they like that, apparently.  They have beaks in order to eat it.
 
2013-01-09 07:38:48 AM
Something about this headline really cracked me up. I don't know if it was the brevity, the phrasing, the imagery, or just the joke itself, but I like this headline more than most.

Kudos subby.
 
2013-01-10 04:28:37 PM

Dr Dreidel: Great Porn Dragon: Kevin72: Where does a llama get rabies from? Being bitten by a rabid squirrel?

More likely being bitten by a rabid raccoon (in parts of the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast there is a fairly serious rabies zoonotic going on amongst raccoons), failing that, rabid squirrel or rabid bat or (probably most common of all) rabid dog or cat.

(Telling you to get your critters their shots isn't just to protect them and to protect humans against rabies--rabid animals can be a real threat to livestock as well. And yes, that's also why there are laws on the books in a LOT of agricultural areas to the effect of "if an animal is seen harassing livestock or even tresspassing and has no known owner, the landowner can shoot on sight".)

I thought bats were often culprits as well.


Actually did mention bats in that list, and the most common culprit depends in large part in which part of the US you live in--bat-origin rabies virus is probably the most common across the US (and tends to be the most common cause of herbivore rabies in areas not suffering rabies enzootics); in the Southeast and Atlantic states, though, there is a rather severe rabies enzootic in several species (skunks primarily in the Ohio River valley, raccoons in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic, and in the northern parts of the Mid-Atlantic it seems that the raccoon enzootic has spread to foxes as well) that is linked to two varieties of the rabies virus not terribly common in bats.

(Yes, pretty much they can test the likely origin of the virus genetically; domestic dogs and cats have their own rabies virus sub-group (which is linked to the raccoon enzootic), skunks have their own variety of the rabies virus, and bats have their own. Hence you'll see in medical reports of humans or other critters who've died of rabies the reports on WHICH particular "flavour" of rabies it was--bat rabies, "carnivore rabies", or skunk rabies.)

As for which "flavour" of rabies, I've not seen any reports in PRO-Med yet, so they may still be researching that...rabies is reportable so we should hear something soonish.
 
2013-01-10 06:27:06 PM
Butt Stallion!
 
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