BBC News: Bubonic Plague-Infected Squirrel Caught in California

Link for the article here: BBC News ‘Plague-Infected Squirrel Caught in California

This article I came across on BBC News today sounds like a weird zombi-esque movie plot.  Maybe I should write a script about a bubonic plague-infested squirrel army that is trying to kick mankind back to the Middle Ages and retire?

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9 Responses to BBC News: Bubonic Plague-Infected Squirrel Caught in California

  1. Ancientfoods says:

    Unfortunately finding squirrels with the plague in California is not as a random as it might sound at first. When I lived in LA some years go several were found in Griffith Park. It’s why we shouldn’t try to make friends or pet wild animals( unless they’re in a petting zoo), you never know what they carry, and all it takes is one bite.

  2. Its a scary thought that this could happen today ? True, we only need to look back at what took place in the 500’s AD during Justianian reign and the plague. It shattered Byzantium and Europe changing things forever. I have a great book called Justianian’s Flea, very much driven by the events and consequences of the plague. Nice post History Kicks Ass !

  3. bostonsamsblog says:

    Reblogged this on Boston sams blog and commented:
    news

  4. Grant says:

    Haha, only in California, right?

  5. Plague-infested squirrels have a definite cachet. Perhaps double-billed with Justinian’s Flea: The Movie.

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