Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Devils in Danger


More links have been added, for those interested in Space and science news. If you check out Space.com, there is news about a possible shuttle mission to rescue the Hubble telescope.
The animal that symbolises Tasmania is endangered by a mysterious disease. At least half of Tasmanian Devils found in the wild show symptons of an infectious mouth disease with symptons similiar to cancer. Research is still underway to determine the cause. We can hope that more can be learned, and that the population can recover from this strange epidemic.
I photographed this cute little fellow during supper. There will be no pictures of me petting him, (Sorry, LM!) for his jaws can chew right through bone. Here in Tasmania they serve an important function of removing "road kill" from the highways.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Medical Blog said...

The animal that symbolises Tasmania is endangered by a mysterious disease.

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