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August 18, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Man getting rabies treatment after bat scratch at Olympic Nat’l Park

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…

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July 18, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Spider fire, and other stuff you might have missed this (and last) week

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.

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October 31, 2013 at 5:13 PM

Halloween rollout for Woodland Park Zoo’s Bat Cam

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…

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