Saturday, May 12, 2007

Oh oh.

Squirrel Attack in School Classroom --
No Terror Links Yet Found

The above almost reads like an Onion headline. Almost. During this past Wednesday morning, a squirrel ran inside a San Jose elementary school and, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, "went on the attack, bloodying an 11-year-old girl and a parent in a slashing, biting assault and injuring a second grown-up before making its escape."

May I refer you to this?

'Black Death' found in Denver squirrels

So far, 13 squirrels have been found dead in or near Denver's City Park but officials say transfer of the bubonic plague to humans is not likely.
By Patrick O'Driscoll, USA TODAY

DENVER — A rash of squirrel deaths from plague in the middle of Colorado's largest city has heightened surveillance for the deadly but curable disease.
No humans here have been infected with plague, the "Black Death" disease that killed millions in 14th-century Europe. A state hotline gets 50-75 calls daily about dead rodents. Chris Urbina, Denver's health director, says the risk of catching it "is extremely low."



At 4:36 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

The squirrels have been preparing to take over the world for a long time now...hence, the nut gathering. Those cute little chirps? Squirrel talk for "Death to the humans!" Really, I don't think we've seen the end of this.

The plague? Germ warfare. We're in deep shit now.


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