The Remains Of A Weird Creature Washed Up In Mexico, And No One Knows What It Is

What looks like a bizarre-looking monster just washed up on the shores of Acapulco, Mexico, and nobody really knows what to make of it. Is it a fully digested squid? A sentient pile of mucus? A toddler’s finger painting come to life?

Whatever it is, police are having a hard time figuring out what to do with the creepy mass. All they know is that they have to keep beachgoers far, far away from it.

This blob looks like it formed after all of the gunk in every Manhattan sewer fused together to form a creature that longed for its own death. Should we even put it back into the ocean?

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/acapulco-creature/

If You’re Headed To Lake Tahoe This Summer, Watch Out For The Plague

For those on the West Coast, no place is more magical for a vacation in nature than Lake Tahoe. However, if you’re planning a visit for your summer vacation, you might want to think twice…or at least consult your doctor first. That’s because researchers recently discovered the presence of bubonic plague nearby.

During routine testing of the rodent population near Lake Tahoe, a flea pulled from a yellow-pine chipmunk tested positive for the presence of bubonic plague.

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While this took place in May, the results were only recently confirmed by state officials. However, further testing has been scheduled to determine exactly how this chipmunk came to carry the plague.

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Bubonic plague is a deadly bacterial infection spread by chipmunks, squirrels, and other rodents. It’s possible for humans to contract the disease when they’re bitten by bugs that have come into contact with infected rodents.

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Symptoms include fever, nausea, weakness, and swollen lymph nodes. These signs usually show up within two weeks of initial contact and can turn deadly if not treated swiftly with antibiotics.

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This doesn’t mean you need to cancel your trip to Lake Tahoe this summer, but it does mean you should stay up to date. Risking the plague for a nice vacation just isn’t worth it.

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(via CBS)

I think I’ll just stick to city life this summer. Nature is honestly too scary.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/plague-found/