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(Fox 31 Denver)   Plague squirrels, you say? Eh, why not?   (kdvr.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Bubonic plague, Black Death, Yersinia pestis, Jefferson County, symptoms of bubonic plague, Health officials, lower risk, first positive case of plague  
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2020-07-12 2:45:29 PM  
fark. What's this gonna cost a month?
 
2020-07-12 2:56:01 PM  
That's nuts!

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*cough*
 
2020-07-12 3:26:42 PM  
You should see the balls on those things
 
2020-07-12 7:36:48 PM  
They need to brush their teeth more often.  Usually takes care of plaque.
 
2020-07-12 7:43:25 PM  
Oh come on, people. The plague squirrels were not supposed to be released until October, just before the hover sharks. This is really going to screw up the Cabal's plans!
 
2020-07-12 7:50:03 PM  
The GOP is now demanding pet squirrels and flea circuses to be distributed free to all nursing homes.
 
2020-07-12 7:51:47 PM  
"People and pets should avoid contact with sick or dead wild animals and rodents."

Well. Time to find a new line of work, I guess.

/is taxidermist that works with roadkill and found dead things
//probably time to just go work in an office...oh wait
///fark this whole year
 
2020-07-12 7:54:47 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: You should see the balls on those things


hell with balls, vaginas are where it's at. And yeah, I know she didn't really say this.

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2020-07-12 7:58:32 PM  
The gorillas will get 'em.
 
2020-07-12 8:00:11 PM  
I saw my first Albert Squirrel in Denver ever last fall.

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Never seen them down here before.
 
2020-07-12 8:00:56 PM  
Is Phantastic Gus involved?
 
2020-07-12 8:12:16 PM  

Kirablue42: MaudlinMutantMollusk: You should see the balls on those things

hell with balls, vaginas are where it's at. And yeah, I know she didn't really say this.

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2020-07-12 8:13:55 PM  
 
2020-07-12 8:16:45 PM  
2020 the gift that keeps on giving.
 
2020-07-12 8:17:21 PM  
Supposedly plague outbreaks in squirrels and prairie dogs coincide with maximum populations of grasshopper mice that accompany them in the habitat.
 
2020-07-12 8:25:40 PM  
The Earth just doesn't want us here, does it?
 
2020-07-12 8:29:01 PM  
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2020-07-12 8:29:36 PM  
2020 is like a Greatest Hits album, with the lead track being a new song that stays at number one for 20 weeks, but the other 15 tracks were also solid chart toppers that bring you back to your teenage years. Let's see.  We have COVID, the New Plague, being the number one smash. Then we've got Those great hits like race riots, killer bees (hornets), earthquakes, global warming, hurricane remnants drenching the midwest, Nixon era political shenanigans, Nazis, unrest in SE Asia, recession, high unemployment.  Have I missed anything?  All that's missing is a foreign nation bombing one of our Pacific Islands, and then we have an entire hit album.
 
2020-07-12 8:29:54 PM  
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I read that as "Plagueis Squirrels"
 
2020-07-12 8:30:26 PM  

MythDragon: The Earth just doesn't want us here, does it?


Would you?
 
2020-07-12 8:35:00 PM  
I won't think 2020 is truly dedicated to destroying everything until we have Sharks in a Tornado. A "Sharknado," if you will.
 
2020-07-12 8:51:41 PM  
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Who had Plague Squirrels for July?
 
2020-07-12 9:04:24 PM  

common sense is an oxymoron: Old news is old.

Why Does Plague Still Occur in the Western US?


Yep - grew up near the San Gabriel's in Cali - this was a continuous and constant spring/summer warning 50 years ago and earlier.  Small furry critters are carrying plague fleas. even when the beasties themselves aren't directly infected - so leave them the fark alone.  And yes, there was always some genius that figured that that meant they just couldn't bite or claw you, so poking at them whilst standing well within flea range was ok, right?

/cue lots of less than fun antibiotics
 
2020-07-12 9:35:33 PM  
The Black Death (Bubonic Plague, one of three forms it takes depending on the organs it infects) is endemic in the South West United States. I seem to recall that Leprosy and the Black Death are both found in reservoirs of small mammals, including the belovèd armadillo, mice, rats and some other small mammals, such as squirrels.

THE BLACK DEATH IS ALREADY HERE, and by here I mean in places like Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

It was not brought by illegals, the nonsense talked by Lou Dobbs and other paleo-conservatives is absurd because you are more likely to get it from roadkill than your illegal maid slave or gardiner, etc., and that's just the start of wonderful suprises Nature has in store for America. In fact, now that you have no latinx to do your dirty work, you are all at higher risk of getting it without them.

Endemic means "a malady of a place" while pandemic means " a malady which seems to be in all places at once" and epidemic is an outbreak in time over areas of various size.

The Black Death has been comfortably at home in North America for centuries, although the original reservoir may be Mongolian marmots, a ground hog like creature which Mongolian hunters believe is the abode of their ancestors--who coincidentally live the armpits of the animal, were the lymph nodes become buboes.

Ain't we got fun!
 
2020-07-12 9:36:44 PM  

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Who had Plague Squirrels for July?


I don't see bears on that list. Steven Colbert would be disappoint, my son.
 
2020-07-12 9:51:41 PM  
You can't just show up out of nowhere and try to take the defending champ's belt, COVID-19.
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2020-07-12 10:12:46 PM  

Pinche Mateo: fark. What's this gonna cost a month?


$5 is the going rate, I believe.
 
2020-07-12 10:15:07 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: common sense is an oxymoron: Old news is old.

Why Does Plague Still Occur in the Western US?

Yep - grew up near the San Gabriel's in Cali - this was a continuous and constant spring/summer warning 50 years ago and earlier.  Small furry critters are carrying plague fleas. even when the beasties themselves aren't directly infected - so leave them the fark alone.  And yes, there was always some genius that figured that that meant they just couldn't bite or claw you, so poking at them whilst standing well within flea range was ok, right?

/cue lots of less than fun antibiotics


Yep.  Thanks for posting this so I don't have to type it out on my phone.

Also too, cats in Western US can contract pneumonic plague via aerosols from wild rodents. Just in case your cat makes a squirrel buddy...

/it's happened
 
2020-07-12 10:46:40 PM  
Plague Bunnies (prairie dogs) are running from us because we've got a plague.  Also they are running into my bicycle wheels trying to kill me quicker.  Bastards.
 
2020-07-12 10:50:13 PM  
quick question:   can I count that as two spots on my apocalypse BINGO card?   They're both on there.
 
2020-07-12 11:03:00 PM  
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How to tell when a squirrel is carrying the boobonic plague.
 
2020-07-12 11:20:51 PM  
Bring out your dead!
clang
Bring out your dead!
clang
 
2020-07-12 11:56:49 PM  
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2020-07-13 2:19:38 AM  

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ducks

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2020-07-13 2:25:29 AM  
I swear I had nothing to do with this. >_>
 
2020-07-13 2:25:54 AM  

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Who had Plague Squirrels for July?


As the year progresses I begin to truly feel that Cabin in the Woods was a documentary 😳
 
2020-07-13 3:28:35 AM  
If you check bubonic plague cases over the last decade, almost all of them have been in Colorado.

Which suits me just fine.
 
2020-07-13 4:12:39 AM  
The Black Death has been comfortably at home in North America for centuries, although the original reservoir may be Mongolian marmots, a ground hog like creature which Mongolian hunters believe is the abode of their ancestors--who coincidentally live the armpits of the animal, were the lymph nodes become buboes.


A bit less than that -- it spilled over into the wild rodent populations in the early twentieth century, during the last bubonic plague epidemic that happened. Now it's present almost everywhere that's suitable for the Asian rat flea, which is the only flea that can spread it.
 
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