Lets Get Batty!

There are many reasons people seem to fear bats. The fear of having your blood sucked, or turning into a vampire, rabies, the list can go on forever. But are they really that dangerous? What exactly are they, a bird or mammal? Well, I’ll be answering these questions and more, get ready to get batty! … More Lets Get Batty!

Rats

Have you ever heard of a rat sniffing out landmines? The Gambian pouched rat can grow up to 15 pounds and is similar in appearance to the Norway rat. In Africa the Gambian pouched rat is used to detect landmines due to its flexible and very intelligent nature. It can move gracefully over landmines without … More Rats

Cute Little White Nose? No, A Deadly Disease.

White-nose syndrome has hit the American and Canadian bat population hard. This disease is caused by a fungus called pseudogymnoascus destructans ( it’s a mouth full ). Five of Michigan’s bat species can contract the disease, and the bats that hibernate underground are the ones at the highest risk. The Northern long eared bat is … More Cute Little White Nose? No, A Deadly Disease.

Diseased “Drunken” Raccoon Appear in Mountain Town

Have you ever seen a drunken raccoon? That’s the case in Hendersonville, N.C. These particular raccoon’s appear drunk and wobbly but they are actually sick with distemper (a disease animals get that causes fever, leukemia, and respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological symptoms). They are coming out during the day, which is unusual for raccoon’s since they … More Diseased “Drunken” Raccoon Appear in Mountain Town