EUGENE, Ore.— A family in the town of Noti, 20 miles west of Eugene, has been told they have to quarantine their cats for six months or kill them because they played with a dead bat that tested positive for rabies. Lane County Public Health says the family found the cats playing with the bat Oct….More
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A Port Angeles man is undergoing rabies-prevention treatment after being scratched by a bat at Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park last Tuesday. A bat flew out of a tree and landed on a 59-year-old man while he was sitting on the shore of Lake Crescent around dusk, according to the National Park Service. The man…More
Bats? Spiders? Giant snails? Mysterious human skulls? No, it’s not Halloween. But it is a different kind of holiday, if you will: the triumphant return of the offbeat-news roundup, after a week’s hiatus. To celebrate, I give you The Weird News Double-Week Double Whammy! Two weeks’ worth of weirdness, jam-packed into one easy-to-digest list.More
Hey, kids! (Or anyone else who likes spooky animals) You can spy on furry, winged bats any time night or day, thanks to Woodland Park Zoo’s Bat Cam, which started streaming video on Halloween. The camera is trained on the zoo’s six male Indian flying foxes. The lights will be turned off at 8 p.m., but the camera has…More
A bat with rabies was found in Seattle’s Madison Park Saturday, and Public Health – Seattle & King County says anyone who touched or had contact with the bat or its saliva could be at risk to develop the disease. The agency is advising that if you, your child or a pet touched the bat or…More