Fun facts

How to get an old-timey disease

The Black Death
Sciurus-vulgaris hernandeangelis stockholm 2008-06-04
Photo: Hernán De Angelis Campephilus (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Squirrels carry Bubonic plague:

Nine-banded Armadillo
Photo: (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Armadillos carry Hansen’s disease:

Badger waiting
Photo: Marie Richie from Portland, Cascadia (Flickr) via Wikimedia Commons

Badgers and Cows carry tuberculosis:

Cute racoon
Photo: Korall (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons

Racoons, as well as many other mammals, carry rabies:


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