Blumstein Lab at UCLA (Team Marmot) reports on adventures and research findings from our long-term study of yellow-bellied marmots at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado, U.S.A.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Don't BBQ your marmots!!!
An outbreak of plague is reported in Central Asia. The first fatality was someone who ate BBQ marmot. Plague has a long history of outbreaks in Central Asian and Russian marmot colonies and has killed millions over the years. These days, early detection is essential for survival post infection.