Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Armadillos Transmit Leprosy to Humans

It's been known for some time that armadillos are carriers of leprosy. Now there is proof that infected armadillos can transmit leprosy to humans. Before you panic, leprosy is very rare.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

North and West Texas Goes Poof!

There is a 25,000 acre brush fire around Fort Davis, Texas. The fire started south of town around Highway 17 and is spreading east. My Dad lives west of the state park off of Highway 118. There is no electricity since the fire destroyed power lines. It is said that forty structures, likely houses, have been destroyed.

There is a worse fire burning in far North Texas that is about 165 square miles in size. There's likely no relief in sight. It is thought that a pipe cutter started the North Texas fire. The cause of the Fort Davis fire is unknown, but it's likely some idiot disposed of a lit cigarette butt. Texas had a rather wet year last year and an extremely dry winter and spring, so there was lots of dry vegetation ready to combust.


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