Friday, November 27, 2020

"Dead minks infected with a mutated form of COVID-19 rise from graves after mass culling"

 I thought mink were their own plural but apparently only sometimes.

From USA Today, November 25:

Minks infected with a mutated strain of COVID-19 in Denmark appear to be rising from the dead, igniting a national frenzy and calls from local officials to cremate mink carcasses.

While the sight itself is certainly terrifying for the residents of West Jutland, a region of the country grappling with confirmed COVID-19 cases connected to mink, there is likely a scientific explanation for the zombie-like reemergence from their graves.

A Danish police spokesman, Thomas Kristensen, told a state broadcaster that gases form while the body decays underground, according to the Guardian.

“In this way, in the worst cases, the mink get pushed out of the ground,” Kristensen said of the nightmarish sight....


Now if it turns out that deer and moose are not their own plural I may have to go back to third grade. 'Zombie deer' brain disease spreads to 24 US states ...