Sunday, March 18, 2012
Your Sunday Squirrel
I never thought I'd be able to catch a squirrel mid-itch, but here it is. Let's face it, most mammals get fleas. It has to do with how they nest or dwell or whatnot and how it coincides with flea development and the fact that mammals are good places for fleas to live. Of course, that relationship has visited some pretty heavy plagues upon humankind. It just so happens that there was a squirrel in Oakland that tested positive for bubonic plague last year. But it's the fleas' fault! And it might have something to do with Oakland, too. Anyhow, I'm sure this guy doesn't have the plague. He's just itchy.