First MA rabies case in 75 years.

DAMN IT. We were going for 100 years.

Bats were found in his home and investigators said it’s possible the man never realized he was bitten because the bats’ teeth are so small.

Also interesting, “Almost all domestically acquired cases are attributed to bat bites” and raccoon rabies is pretty concentrated to a small part of the East Coast.

Via @universalhub

First MA rabies case in 75 years.

Great White Sharks Coming Back To Chatham

I don’t think there used to be Great White sharks off of Cape Cod, but there have been the last couple years, and they’re coming back this year.

What researchers don’t know are how many great white sharks there are, both in local waters in the summer, and along the East Coast. That number could be important since great whites generally don’t feed for a month after dining on a seal, Skomal said.

This is great news if you like sharks. It’s bad news if you’re part of the seal colony of Monomoy Island or, well, me.

Great White Sharks Coming Back To Chatham