"Infected coyotes" roam Chicago suburb


Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/09/04/infected-coyotes-roam-chic.html



sarcoptic mange

Sarcoptic mange, also known as canine scabies, is a highly contagious infestation of Sarcoptes scabiei canis, a burrowing mite. The canine sarcoptic mite can also infest cats, pigs, horses, sheep, and various other species. … Skin damage can occur from the dog’s intense scratching and biting.


Waiting for the Infowars video that somehow ties this to Chicago’s gun control laws, Obama, and the civil Rights movement…


That makes me sad.

Sometimes I wish my avatar wasn’t always giving the thumb-up. :frowning:


Took a wrong turn in Mexico once and ended up on a beach where stray dogs, who all had very bad mange, assembled. They surrounded the car (more curiosity than menace) and it was a scene straight out of the zombie apocalypse. Poor guys.


For a second I thought this was a joke about avoiding the patrols in chicago…
It is pretty bad there.


I never heard about mangy coyotes before Obama was president, so this is totally logical.


The title sounds like a blurb from a Stephen King novel


This is how it always starts.




That makes about as much sense as every other nonesense story we’re being hit with.

As the effects of this last century of environmental abuse and neglect continue to accrue, people are going to dig in deeper and deeper about how its somebody elses’ fault.


I’m going to recommend bait stations with ivermectin dosed food.

That’ll be the end of those “chupacabras”. (also the start of some much happier coyotes).

(obligatory Fox “news” clip…)


At least it wasn’t a chupacabra with an automatic weapon. Those are a real predicament.


Maybe a Hanover thing? I don’t usually end up in that area, and the coyotes I see even in downtown Chicago seem healthy.

ETA: and of course further out by my condo (farthest Metra stop) they are fine looking as well.


Fleas the size of rats sucked on rats the size of cats,
And ten thousand peoploids split into small tribes,

I don’t see any good place to wedge in infected coyotes.


If you happen to be looking to name your band… “Infected Coyote.”

Trust me.


Yeah, mine never seems to completely fail me.

Although, weary distress seems desirable sometimes. This is one of those times. So sad.


“Coyote Infection” would work too.


This is right out of Welcome to Night Vale http://www.welcometonightvale.com