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(Fox 40 Sacramento)   Hemorrhagic rabbit disease found in California for first time as one of the four horsemen goes for extra credit   (fox40.com) divider line
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2020-05-15 2:29:49 PM  
Hemorrhagic rabbit disease jumps to humans in 3... 2...
 
2020-05-15 3:31:35 PM  
Great.  Just great.  Next it gets into rabbit farms or a hunter eats one.  Then we're all dead.
 
2020-05-15 3:54:13 PM  
Run away!
 
2020-05-15 3:55:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Great.  Just great.  Next it gets into rabbit farms or a hunter eats one.  Then we're all dead.


At least we'll get an upbeat send off
That's All Folks! (Best one on YouTube)
Youtube -_kwXNVCaxY
 
Oak [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2020-05-15 3:56:16 PM  
Hemorrhagic DUCK disease!
 
2020-05-15 3:58:39 PM  
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Uh, that's not a rabbit, that is a jack rabbit. In Odessa & Andrews, TX, the oilfield gasses make them into L.O.U.S.'s; I've seen some as big as a Volkswagen, stone cold sober at the time. They can jump over houses and semi tractor trailers, and they eat small pumpjacks when no one is looking.
 
2020-05-15 3:58:52 PM  

Oak: Hemorrhagic DUCK RABBIT disease!


FIRE!
 
2020-05-15 3:59:37 PM  
This disease has been around a while, but the cases here in the SW are new and it seems to be moving quite rapidly.  Not a zoonotic concern at all (no animal to human transmission), so don't fret.  The concern is transmission to pet rabbits, mainly.  It'll hit the wild rabbit populations and they'll rebound, and there may be some short term effects on predator populations as rabbit populations decline.  I know it's in our area here in central AZ, but so far have not seen any effects on the rabbit populations anecdotally.  Preceding this spring, the rabbit populations have been climbing so they may have been due for a crash.

Anyway - not remotely a zoonotic concern, biggest worry is for pet rabbits.
 
2020-05-15 4:00:59 PM  
Rabbits are somewhat rare around here but have gotten progressively more common the last few years due to the destruction of the forested lands up where I live. Last year I rescued a little baby bunny from my inquisitive youngster cats that wanted to know what the hell it was, and yesterday... well, yesterday I ran into a pair under my truck. A pair of literal farkbunnies.
 
2020-05-15 4:01:36 PM  

thespindrifter: [fox40.com image 850x478]

Uh, that's not a rabbit, that is a jack rabbit. In Odessa & Andrews, TX, the oilfield gasses make them into L.O.U.S.'s; I've seen some as big as a Volkswagen, stone cold sober at the time. They can jump over houses and semi tractor trailers, and they eat small pumpjacks when no one is looking.


Those were jackalopes you saw, not jack rabbits.
 
2020-05-15 4:05:11 PM  
Not to be confused with rabbit fever, which was already trying to kill you.
 
2020-05-15 4:08:30 PM  
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See? "Hor" like your mother. And "Semen"! It's right there!
 
2020-05-15 4:11:45 PM  
FTFA:
The department said the disease is lethal to wild and domestic rabbits, but does not affect humans or domestic animals other than rabbits - yet. The department spokesperson then squinted at this reporter very hard, tilted their head back, emitted a high-pitched sound between a squeal and a moan, and then slowly backed out of the room with their eyes closed.
 
2020-05-15 4:12:41 PM  
California Hemorrhagic Rabbit Disease is racist and encourages hate against Leporidae-Americans.
 
2020-05-15 4:14:25 PM  
Which NIH-funded lab was studying this disease?
 
2020-05-15 4:16:25 PM  
2020 can stop any time now...
 
2020-05-15 4:16:39 PM  
Our local news (Tucson) had a story about rabbits here being found with it on April 20.
 
2020-05-15 4:18:34 PM  
Rabbititus
 
2020-05-15 4:23:05 PM  
So the cotton tail doesn't protect them from hemorrhoids?
 
2020-05-15 4:23:30 PM  
Craft Rabbits... highly hopped.
 
2020-05-15 4:24:52 PM  
Time to ask my city council if I am zoned for siege weapons so I can build a trebuchet.
 
2020-05-15 4:25:07 PM  
Oh, good. Local. So I have Magat tweaker trailer trash, Karens, Chads, Bros, Murder Hornets, fruit flies, plague squirrels, earthquakes, fires, floods and now this.

California is the place to be, if you like living in misery.

/ Wait, that's Missouri.
 
2020-05-15 4:26:43 PM  
Radiohead - Myxomatosis (Live From The Basement)
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2020-05-15 4:27:27 PM  
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2020-05-15 4:27:44 PM  

OldRod: 2020 can stop any time now...


Meh, it's just getting warmed up. It's super pissed the whole Iran/US war didn't kick off, so it went after a plane load of Canadians.

/2020 can't wait for the Trump/Biden debates.
 
2020-05-15 4:30:48 PM  
Hemorrhagic Rabbit is my   Black Diamond/Rush jazz mashup quintet..
 
2020-05-15 4:34:01 PM  
Earthquakes, wildfires, water crises, homeless hordes, public drug consumption, illegal herds, high taxes, high rent, income inequality, massive traffic, and now plague bunnies.

California is really starting to sound like a shiathole.

Starting to ...
 
2020-05-15 4:43:05 PM  

Mr. Shabooboo: Hemorrhagic Rabbit is my   Black Diamond/Rush jazz mashup quintet..


What a coincidence. Hemorrhagic rabbit disease is  the name of my Echo and the Bunnymen cover band.
 
2020-05-15 4:51:39 PM  
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2020-05-15 5:02:12 PM  
In the Southern town where I was raised there were a lot of rabbits hopping around. Cute from a distance. But if you got close, you'd see the huge engorged ticks covering their heads, then you'd be repulsed and back off.
 
2020-05-15 5:10:42 PM  

Oak: Hemorrhagic DUCK disease!


Hemorrhagic HUNTER disease!
 
2020-05-15 5:12:48 PM  
So another thing to watch out for besides tularemia. Braised rabbit with dijon mustard sauce is still worth it.
 
2020-05-15 5:38:25 PM  
See, now an optimist might say they're self-marinating...
 
2020-05-15 5:41:26 PM  
Embleer Frith! Diseases are just one of The Thousand. El-ahrairah had been warned.
 
2020-05-15 5:41:41 PM  
Looney Tunes - Hare Tonic
Youtube tfyc_V6kWps
 
2020-05-15 5:52:16 PM  

thespindrifter: [fox40.com image 850x478]

Uh, that's not a rabbit, that is a jack rabbit. In Odessa & Andrews, TX, the oilfield gasses make them into L.O.U.S.'s; I've seen some as big as a Volkswagen, stone cold sober at the time. They can jump over houses and semi tractor trailers, and they eat small pumpjacks when no one is looking.

But invaluable when you have a flat burro

 
2020-05-15 6:01:30 PM  
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2020-05-15 6:03:58 PM  
Guess which country this virus originated in.
 
2020-05-15 6:34:13 PM  
someone's havin em for dinner. mutate mutate [n-days/years later] mutate mutate
*Boom* Ebola2
 
2020-05-15 8:28:24 PM  

This text is now purple: Guess which country this virus originated in.


I dunno but I can guess which country is gonna try to import it.
 
2020-05-15 8:31:35 PM  
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/I hear it's a good family movie, think my six year old daughter will like it?
 
2020-05-15 8:40:57 PM  
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2020-05-15 9:03:55 PM  

walkerhound: This disease has been around a while, but the cases here in the SW are new and it seems to be moving quite rapidly.  Not a zoonotic concern at all (no animal to human transmission), so don't fret.  The concern is transmission to pet rabbits, mainly.  It'll hit the wild rabbit populations and they'll rebound, and there may be some short term effects on predator populations as rabbit populations decline.  I know it's in our area here in central AZ, but so far have not seen any effects on the rabbit populations anecdotally.  Preceding this spring, the rabbit populations have been climbing so they may have been due for a crash.

Anyway - not remotely a zoonotic concern, biggest worry is for pet rabbits.


Yeah, but southern california is going to have some hungry coyotes in a few months
 
2020-05-15 9:16:47 PM  
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/first time learning how to create a GIF with text like this
//but had to use a phone app for text, a site for video to gif, and then another site to compress the GIF
///there has to be a better way/app
 
2020-05-15 9:17:36 PM  
And it hiccuped for some reason.
WTH
 
2020-05-15 10:24:33 PM  

thespindrifter: [fox40.com image 850x478]

Uh, that's not a rabbit, that is a jack rabbit. In Odessa & Andrews, TX, the oilfield gasses make them into L.O.U.S.'s; I've seen some as big as a Volkswagen, stone cold sober at the time. They can jump over houses and semi tractor trailers, and they eat small pumpjacks when no one is looking.


Out west we have jackalopes. I have a set of horns from one in a shed.
 
2020-05-15 10:37:07 PM  

This text is now purple: Guess which country this virus originated in.


All of them?
 
2020-05-15 10:39:58 PM  
Well, yeah.

When everyone thinks bunnies are so cyoote and won't allow them to be killed because bunnies, then there are too many of the little pests, and the coyotes can't even keep up with them--and people WILL allow trapping and shooting of coyotes--and pretty soon there are more rabbits and jack rabbits than anyone wants.

Then nature steps in with the other means of culling excess populations, to wit, epidemics.

One way or another.
 
2020-05-15 11:09:50 PM  
Australia would pay good money for some of that.
 
2020-05-16 1:05:02 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Well, yeah.

When everyone thinks bunnies are so cyoote and won't allow them to be killed because bunnies, then there are too many of the little pests, and the coyotes can't even keep up with them--and people WILL allow trapping and shooting of coyotes--and pretty soon there are more rabbits and jack rabbits than anyone wants.

Then nature steps in with the other means of culling excess populations, to wit, epidemics.

One way or another.


When I first started working on a federal reservation there were so many rabbits they were almost like a carpet. Over the next few years the hawks and owls discovered them. It didn't take long too lower the population.

Yeah. Nature moved in and balanced it all out.
 
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