It just keeps getting better and better.
Rocky the Squirrel is now the carrier of the bubonic plague -- in LA! I suppose, if a plague had to break out in this country, that's not a bad place to start.
A discovery of plague has prompted campgrounds at Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles County to be closed down as officials investigate.
A squirrel captured in a trap on July 16 tested positive for the bubonic plague, CBS Los Angeles reported.
Twisted Arrow, Broken Blade and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain campgrounds have been closed since 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Times.
No people have been infected.
So, not even a very effective plague. And it can be treated easily with antibiotics...if caught in time. And by "in time" they mean within the first day or so. After that, you're either losing body parts or your life. The plague gets you in days.
Where I live in Northern California we have more squirrels than people. I'm going to rig me up one of these today and have some fun.