TILLAMOOK, Ore. - Raccoons along the north coast from Seaside to Astoria are coming down with canine distemper, according to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.Raccoon distemper outbreak suspected on Oregon Coast | KVAL CBS 13 - News, Weather and Sports - Eugene, OR - Eugene, Oregon | Health
Officials say over the past two weeks there have been numerous complaints about sick and injured raccoons showing signs consistent with canine distemper, which is a highly contagious viral disease that can infect not only unvaccinated dogs but raccoons, coyotes and skunks.
In the beginning of things men were animals and animals men. ~ Algonquin saying
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much — the wheel, New York, wars and so on — whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man — for precisely the same reasons." ~ The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Raccoon distemper outbreak suspected on Oregon Coast | KVAL CBS 13 - News, Weather and Sports - Eugene, OR - Eugene, Oregon | Health
Racoons on the Oregon coast are coming down with distemper. Sad all around...