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Drought May Be Forcing Rabid Skunks Into Populated Areas
sacramento.cbslocal.com ^ | 3/21/2014 | Ian Schwartz

Posted on 03/23/2014 5:24:06 AM PDT by rktman

Rabid skunks are on the rise and have been spotted in high numbers in El Dorado County.

Hold that leash a little tighter, because your furry friend now has more furry foes to worry about.

We all know skunks carry a unique smell, but there are more and more reports of them carrying the deadly rabies virus.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacramento.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Society
KEYWORDS: commies; dimokkkrats; drought; wildlife
Oops. Sorry. I jumped the gun and thought, based on the header, that this article was about sanfran nan or fine-steen or boxcar.
1 posted on 03/23/2014 5:24:07 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

What’s forcing them into the republican party?


2 posted on 03/23/2014 6:00:40 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Uh, low water levels on the Cali rivers? Or maybe left over mercury pollution from the gold rush days?


3 posted on 03/23/2014 6:04:30 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

There is a rabid skunk in the white house.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 6:05:39 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: rktman
The is truly an odd argument. Rabies is a brain disease which like most brain diseases is characterized by abnormal and irrational behavior. It's also known as Hydrophobia. Water or lack thereof isn't going to cause a rabid animal to do anything.
BTW One of my college classes discussed the spread of rabies. It seems people who capture and relocate wild animals (Havaheart traps) are the primary means of spread. In the past abnormally behaving (rabid ) animals where killed when they were found. Now they're taken to new territories to spread the disease.
5 posted on 03/23/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT by Varda
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To: bigheadfred

There you go. Now you’ve offended rabid skuns. Of course most skunks are half white and half black. Some have a yellowish streak down there backs.


6 posted on 03/23/2014 6:07:01 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: rktman

No they aren’t offended. They are playing follow the leader.


7 posted on 03/23/2014 6:12:47 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Varda

Correct me if I’m wrong, but actual rabies acts very fast and kills small animals in a matter of a few days, no? Is it communicable between animals in the same pack by proximity, or do they have to swap saliva, blood, or other body fluids? I would think that swaths of rabid skunks are going to be dead before they make it near any playgrounds.


8 posted on 03/23/2014 6:16:40 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Varda

Great point. Thanks for posting.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 6:17:01 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: rktman

It’s true I saw Obama here in LA last month.


10 posted on 03/23/2014 6:21:12 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Varda
One of my college classes discussed the spread of rabies. It seems people who capture and relocate wild animals (Havaheart traps) are the primary means of spread. In the past abnormally behaving (rabid ) animals where killed when they were found. Now they're taken to new territories to spread the disease.

Just a small example of the feel-good types actually causing more damage. Relocate a rabid animal, and now that animal infects more animals in another region. Result; more animals die. Pretty much how everything "works" with Libs "good intentions".

11 posted on 03/23/2014 6:25:22 AM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: rarestia

No rabies is very slow. It can take a year before it kills.


12 posted on 03/23/2014 6:27:21 AM PDT by Varda
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To: rktman

The word around here, Arizona, is if you see a skunk during daylight, kill it.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 6:31:45 AM PDT by CPOSharky (If a libtards lips are moving...)
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To: rarestia
Sorry, I didn't answer the rest of your question. Yes, bodily fluids have to be swapped. That's why it's important to teach kids that wild animals aren't like Disney especially if the animal is unafraid. Full blown rabies is still a death sentence to humans although a few people have survived.
14 posted on 03/23/2014 6:38:19 AM PDT by Varda
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To: VerySadAmerican

Seems like the same thing, but in reverse. Many career entitlement leeches shop the country for the best and highest payout handouts for leechers. They find a place that has a high payout and they move there.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 6:53:05 AM PDT by Gaffer (Comprehensive Immigration Reform is just another name for Comprehensive Capitulation)
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To: rktman

Nah! The rabid skunks are already in San Francisco and the state capitol


16 posted on 03/23/2014 7:39:26 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: Varda
No rabies is very slow.

No it's not.........

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/32131.html

17 posted on 03/23/2014 7:49:35 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: rktman

Rabies took my aunt in 1937 when she had just turned 7 years old. She was bitten by a stray puppy. There was no treatment back then and not much today. It nearly destroyed my grandmother. She told me the doctors just strapped the child to a bed and they had to sit outside her room and listen to her scream for 5 days until she died. My grandmother was one of the strongest women I ever knew. I try to think of her when I start feeling sorry for myself. We sometimes forget what the prior generations went through.


18 posted on 03/23/2014 8:34:59 AM PDT by Patriot365
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To: rktman

lol I thought it was about democrat politicans...


19 posted on 03/23/2014 2:04:57 PM PDT by goat granny (.)
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To: rktman

Since rabid animals only live for a few days, exactly how can they be gathering and making these grand mass exodus plans together?


20 posted on 03/23/2014 2:20:53 PM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Hot Tabasco
I was thinking she was asking how long it took after infection. Once the virus goes full blown death comes in days. From infection it's usually slow and that depends on how and where the infection originated.

"Symptoms
The actual time between infection and when you get sick ranges from 10 days - 7 years. This is called the incubation period. The average period is 3 - 12 weeks."PubMed link

21 posted on 03/23/2014 2:25:06 PM PDT by Varda
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To: rktman
i thought, that's where they live..
rabid Skunks/Democrats.
what's the difference?
skunks smells better/four-legged.

22 posted on 03/23/2014 5:52:47 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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