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Romarium t1_je7wg23 wrote

Well that is specific


fhost344 t1_je88peu wrote

The classic parasite-host life cycle: Tick -> Bites Tuleremia Infected Human -> Infected Tick Drops Off, Molts -> Bites Rabbit -> Rabbit Developes Tuleremia -> Tuleremia Changes Rabbit's Behavior -> Rabbit Lays in Front of Power Mower -> Rabbit Atomised and Inhaled By Human


zeqh t1_je8yup0 wrote

What was the cycle long before we had modern machines?


ananonumyus t1_je9fpko wrote

Hunting the local rabbit population. The infected rabbits wouldn't run away and people would eat them.


U_Bet_Im_Interested t1_je967dz wrote

Right? I'm over here thinking this should have been an episode of House.


DirtyAmishGuy t1_je9rr6t wrote

Season one, episode 9 I think?

Edit: Episode 7, it was brought up as a possible diagnosis for a lady with sleeping sickness. Just watched through it so it stuck with me, I’d never heard of a rabbit disease


h08817 t1_je9fodr wrote

It's due to its extreme infectivity, 1 bacterium is enough. Usually takes millions to get sick. Happened at Martha's vineyard from lawnmowers running over rabbits.


exscape t1_jea6shq wrote

I initially read "counteracted" instead of "contracted", so you can imagine how I felt.


Ich_Liegen t1_je9zg52 wrote

>Humans are most often infected by tick/deer fly bite or through handling an infected animal. Ingesting infected water, soil, or food can also cause infection. Hunters are at a higher risk for this disease because of the potential of inhaling the bacteria during the skinning process.


Orbeef t1_jedj095 wrote

We used to pay a local company to mow our rather small yard, and one day, they left behind part of a rabbit, so this was actually, surprisingly, relevant to me.

We were horrified, but the dog found it first and I think it was the best day of her life (the rabbits always made her crazy). Thankfully, she didn't contract any diseases.


Romarium t1_jedksvo wrote

Oh gosh, terrible, but at least it saves on dog food


CheeseIsQuestionable t1_jeca7b4 wrote

I’ve definitely killed a rabbit in my lawnmower before. Not realizing there’s a burrow and they pop up their head into the blade and blood and fluff flies out.


8i66ie5ma115 t1_je7zd69 wrote

There’s a book called Biohazard by Ken Alibek who used to head the Russian bio weapons program.

He tells a story of them transporting a giant 55 gallon drum of weaponized tularemia that they knocked over.

> Nazil was waiting for me inside Zone Two. As we walked together down the corridors, he told me what had happened. The air pressure in the pipeline feeding one of the tularemia rooms had begun to drop precipitously. A technician had been working there an hour or so before, but she had gone home. She may have forgotten to reset the valves. Nazil was anxious to get back to work before his shift ended. It was 11:00 P.M. He brought me to the room where the drop in pressure had been reported and hesitated at the door. "Don't worry," I said. "Go back to your lab. I'm sure I can han- dle this." Mollified, he set off down the corridor. I opened the door and took a few steps inside. It was pitch black. I reached back, groping in the darkness for the light switch. When I finally hit the switch and looked down, I found I was standing in a puddle of liquid tu- laremia. It was milky brown--the highest possible concentration. The puddle at my feet was only a few centimeters deep, but there was enough tularemia on the floor to infect the entire population of the Soviet Union. I called for Nazil, frozen in place, and heard him rustling toward me down the hall. I was only two feet or so from the doorway, but I was trapped. If I tried to back out I would bring the disease with me into the cor- ridor-and, potentially, into the rest of the zone. Keeping my voice as calm as possible, I told Nazil to bring dis- infectant quickly--anything he could find. I reached my gloved hand behind me and grabbed the bottle of hydrogen peroxide he handed through the partly open door. I poured the solution over my boots. He handed me more bot- tles as I moved backward, tiny step by tiny step, pouring all the time. By the time I was out of the room, three military scientists working in other parts of the zone had rushed to the scene, alerted by the commotion. The change in air pressure must have caused the culture to escape through the filter system. I closed the door and told them to disinfect everything I had touched, as well as the room itself. I went back through the sanitary passageway, eased off my boots and protective suit, took a disinfecting shower, and submit- ted myself to a quick checkup by the nurse. She assured me that I was fine. Silently, I congratulated myself on my good fortune. I tried to imagine what might have happened if I had lost my footing on the slippery floor. Although tularemia isn't usually deadly, we were working with a far more virulent strain than any I would ever have been exposed to in nature. When we regrouped in Zone One, I advised Nazil and the others to take the antibiotics we had on hand for emergencies. I went to my office and called Savva Yermoshin, chief of the KGB detachment at Omutninsk. Savva would later work with me at Biopreparat headquarters in Moscow. I had obviously pulled him from a deep slumber. "Savva, I'm sorry to wake you," I said. "I just wanted to let you know a small amount of tularemia was released inside Building 107 tonight." I didn't expect him to do anything, but regulations required us to inform the KGB about the slightest break in routine. "Anybody hurt?" he said in a voice fogged with sleep. "No, it's all under control," I continued cheerfully. "We've got it cleaned up. There's nothing for you to do." I looked at my watch after hanging up. It was almost 2 A.M.. It was pointless to call Moscow at that hour. I decided to wait until morning and went home, tired and relieved. "What was the emergency?" Lena asked me sleepily as I padded around in the dark of our bedroom. "Nothing important," I told her. "Go back to sleep."

The full book is located here free for download.


EverydayVelociraptor t1_je81wsb wrote

Yay for books about weird science. Currently reading "Ignition" by John Clark all about the history of rocket fuel.


Smogz_ t1_je9n0is wrote

Rocket fuel is nasty stuff. My dad worked with rocket engines at Edwards in the 60s and worked on the Apollo 11 lunar module descent engine. His supervisor at Edwards said to avoid getting it on him and that when he gets older he’ll get constant itching. He has the itchies. His buddy that got more on him has it really bad.


Mad_Aeric t1_jeamyey wrote

That's been on my reading list for ages, I'm always coming across excerpts from it. Mainly the bit about fluorine trichloride.


areolegrande t1_je8k1wh wrote

>Although tularemia isn't usually deadly, we were working with a far more virulent strain than any I would ever have been exposed to in nature.

I can't express how enraged reading shit like this makes me, ugh... 🤦


AssCumBoi t1_je8vrve wrote

I feel like Nazil is kind of an unfortunate name. It's kind of a mix between Nazi and Nazgul


GoGaslightYerself t1_je9fsq5 wrote

> There’s a book called Biohazard by Ken Alibek

I read about him in a New Yorker article by Richard Preston entitled "The Bioweaponeers" where Alibek described leading the Russian germ-warfare lab Biopreparat (with 32,000 scientists and staff), trying to create "chimera" viruses combining the traits of anthrax, smallpox, ebola, etc. "Ebolapox" (one of the viruses Alibek believed they were working on) sounds devastating. Pretty chilling stuff and worthwhile reading.

Excerpt from that (1998) article:

> More recently, Alibek claims, the Vector researchers may have created a recombinant Ebola-smallpox chimera. One could call it Ebolapox. Ebola virus uses the molecule RNA for its genetic code, whereas smallpox uses DNA. Alibek believes that the Russian researchers made a DNA copy of the disease-causing parts of Ebola, then grafted them into smallpox. Alibek said he thinks that the Ebolapox virus is stable -- that is, that it will replicate successfully in a test tube or in animals -- which means that, once created, Ebolapox will live forever in a laboratory, and will not uncreate itself. Thus a new form of life may have been brought into the world.

> "The Ebolapox could produce the form of smallpox called blackpox," Alibek says. Blackpox, sometimes known as hemorrhagic smallpox, is the most severe type of smallpox disease. In a blackpox infection, the skin does not develop blisters. Instead, the skin becomes dark all over. Blood vessels leak, resulting in severe internal hemorrhaging. Blackpox is invariably fatal. "As a weapon, the Ebolapox would give the hemorrhages and high mortality rate of Ebola virus, which would give you a blackpox, plus the very high contagiousness of smallpox," Alibek said.


crispy_attic t1_jea526a wrote

>Blackpox, sometimes known as hemorrhagic smallpox, is the most severe type of smallpox disease. In a blackpox infection, the skin does not develop blisters. Instead, the skin becomes dark all over.

I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of racists suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.


ebolashuffle t1_jea92mo wrote

The Hot Zone and The Demon in the Freezer by Preston are also great reads


GoGaslightYerself t1_jeacw16 wrote

Yep, Preston also wrote another riveting New Yorker article about what they thought was an outbreak of Ebola zaire at a research primate quarantine facility just outside Washington, D.C. in 1989.

US Army doctors had to sneak into the facility in spacesuits, under the cover of darkness (so as not to panic residents), to euthanize hundreds of Ebola-infected monkeys (without panicking the monkeys and without getting bitten), bag up their corpses in biocontainment Level 4 bags, and then hermetically seal and slag the entire building with formaldehyde gas. After it was all over, it turned out that >!the macaques had a type of Ebola that didn't harm humans...the virus was eventually named Ebola reston after the town by the same name in Virginia...but talk about major pucker factor while it was all underway...!<

Preston was often an incredibly lyrical writer IMHO. At the end of the article about the Reston events, he recounts visiting the Primate Quarantine Unit some years after the crisis was over. Here he is:

>I walked along the back wall of the former monkey house until I came to a window. Inside the building, climbing vines had rioted, and had pressed themselves against the inside of the glass. The vine was Tartarian honeysuckle, a weed that grows in waste places and abandoned ground. I couldn’t see through the leaves into the former hot zone. I walked around to the side of the building, and found another glass door, beribboned with tape. I pressed my nose against the glass and cupped my hands around my eyes, and saw a bucket smeared with a dry brown crust. It looked like monkey excrement. I guessed that it had been stirred with Clorox. A spider had strung a web between a wall and the bucket of shit, and had dropped husks of flies and yellow jackets on the floor. Ebola had risen in these rooms, flashed its colors, replicated, and subsided into the forest.


ebolashuffle t1_jeafm7a wrote

The Hot Zone is about that outbreak. Not sure if the article is an excerpt or separate, sounds familiar to me.


workaccount77234 t1_jeaxpk6 wrote

Well, hopefully they learned from the covid experience that once a virus is out in the world it invariably spreads to every country. There is no way to keep it contained these days, so they would end up infecting themselves and their own country too, thus making it pointless as a weapon


Neolithique t1_je8nxuz wrote

Thanks dude, I’m going to start reading it tonight.


Kasspa t1_jeattp3 wrote

Another really fucked up read that is all true is The Hot Zone, if you haven't read that one yet I highly recommend it. It's about the Ebola virus and how completely moronic scientists and government officials essentially released Ebola out to the masses in the U.S. literally a couple miles away from Washington D.C. The only reason the U.S. didn't get completely fucked is because it was miraculously some new mutation of Ebola that wasn't as deadly (they didn't know this though at the time). There is a show too, but it's no where near as good as the book imo.


crispy_attic t1_jea2yg5 wrote

Nazil? Is this a common name or did it pop up after nazis took that L?


OpeningTurnip8048 t1_je9uufk wrote

I got-ta start us-ing the word "mollified" in day to day con-versat-ions. And also ran-domly in-sert hyphens into words un-ness-acerily.

Edit: the fact that this was a joke apparently didnt come thru. Probably cause it wasnt a good one. Hey they all cant be gems right? So no need to tell me to read a book or anything. Unless thats your thing and it makes you happy. Then go for it i say.


W3remaid t1_jea5lbe wrote

The hyphen likely indicates that the word started on one line and ended on another. The text was probably copied from a physical print version and not created for ebook format outright


OpeningTurnip8048 t1_jeaeoy7 wrote

Yes i know. It was a joke. Someone else more rudely then you brought this to my attention as well. I got it. Thanks for breaking down how books and copied text works. Very informative. Have a great day


firstlordshuza t1_jea2yl9 wrote

Something tells me you never read a book before


OpeningTurnip8048 t1_jeae7m4 wrote

Jeez, it was a joke dude. Move on with your day. Sorry that bothered you to the point you felt the need to write that.


henryjonesjr83 t1_je82si3 wrote

Ok this is nuts because I live on acreage and mow with a heavy zero turn.

Rabbits make nests in the damn grass where you cannot see them until you come back around.

I desperately try to check everywhere for bunny nests, but every damn spring I commit rabbit genocide. It's awful.

And now on top of feeling guilty, their bunny corpses can take their revenge on me.

Edit: where I live, if you don't mow regularly, the neighborhood will take action against you for lowering property values.

In the city where I used to live, if you don't mow, the city will come mow your yard for you and stick you with a big bill for it.


matt9191 t1_je83goe wrote

Gotta hold your breath next time. Like passing a cemetery in the car.


bk15dcx t1_je83sac wrote

Happened to me with a Snapper Hi Vac. Bag instantly turned blood red. Probably mowed a half dozen. Washed it out. Did not gain super powers.


suspended247 t1_je83whg wrote

I had a jack Russell that was hell on rabbits. Found several carcasses after the fur went flying.


memetunis t1_je8aq57 wrote

I had a cairn terrier that had no mercy for baby bunnies, I know they are all technically babies but they were always so small. Also mice, moles and frogs. Great gift to leave at the back door.


oakteaphone t1_jeb7wc1 wrote

>the neighborhood will take action against you for lowering property values.

Just keep lowering the property values, then buy up the whole neighbourhood!

Do it for the bunnies!


Girly_Shrieks t1_je8yhwy wrote

Or you could just not do that. It doesn't hurt anything to not mow. You know, the way nature was before we decided as a species we need the grass to be a few inches tall.

You're choosing to do this.


sam_hammich t1_je908wx wrote

In several areas it's illegal (or otherwise against civil code or other applicable bylaws) to not mow your lawn, you know. There are any number of reasons a person, with acreage or not, would need to mow their lawn.

You should really lose the sanctimonious tone.


TheRealGunn t1_je9zqiy wrote

Aside from that, letting your yard grow rampant is bad for plenty of other reasons.

Anyone suggesting people shouldn't mow just because of rabbits must live in a concrete hell and have never actually had a yard.

If you don't keep the yard under control you'll have so many more problems. Bugs will be out of control, including ticks, meaning you can't let your kids play outside.

Rodents will run wild, and you eventually end up with mice and rats all over your house.

Guess what comes along with rodents (and bunnies for that matter). Snakes.

Not mowing a lawn is a huge safety and health hazard.

Which is exactly why mowing is required in most places.


henryjonesjr83 t1_je9dpo3 wrote

I'm assuming you don't own property.

I am required to mow under threat of fines and civil action.


The_Ghost_Dragon t1_jeabp9p wrote

Actually, you make a good point. We wouldn't need to mow if we had ground cover (like red clover, moss, etc) instead of grass.


tiredsleepyexhausted t1_je98u1u wrote

Fucking people and their plots of mutilated nature. Don't know how anyone enjoys having a lawn. I fucking hate it. I hate it when my boyfriend mows, I hate having a mowed lawn, I hate having short, ugly, mostly dead grass simply because of where we fucking live

I would agree with you 100% but this person is likely just following the law in their area and might not be able to afford to move anywhere else, like us.

Don't blame one individual for following the rules that a fucked up society has put in place. They aren't necessarily choosing to do anything.


GimmeTacos2 t1_je7y1x4 wrote

And every case in America needs to be reported to the CDC because it's a potential biological weapon


TurboTurtle- t1_je8dwc0 wrote

Why is it specifically a biological weapon? Cant every disease be a biological weapon?


melloyello1215 t1_je8edui wrote

Nope. Easily transmissible and aerosolizable are some qualities that they would be interested in. As well as morbidity. A lot of bacteria aren’t easily transmissible in airborne particles.


Landlubber77 t1_je7w2xt wrote

As long as it's not Lupus. Which it never is.


Asha_Brea t1_je7wj0s wrote

Except that time it was.


bekahed979 t1_je884q5 wrote

There was an episode with tularemia


Asha_Brea t1_je88e3j wrote

They thought it might have been tularemia, but wasn't.


If you made the same mistake that I did, then you are thinking of the Hunting episode.


bekahed979 t1_je8ap90 wrote

I was thinking of the episode where the woman was sleeping a lot and worked at a fancy pants restaurant as the meat cutter. As I think on it it wasn't tularemia in that episode either, she had a sleeping sickness because slept with her husband's best friend, IIRC


Asha_Brea t1_je8auv3 wrote

Yup, the episode Fidelity.

She had African Trypanosomiasis.


bekahed979 t1_je8ayw0 wrote

I haven't watched that in years, I'm surprised I remember it


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Asha_Brea t1_je8rvfe wrote

"Most people get African sleeping sickness after being bitten by an infected tsetse fly. In rare cases, the condition has been transmitted from mother to child, through sexual contact, or in a laboratory setting."


Don't forget that House treats the rarest of the rarest cases by design, and even then, the cases behave in an unusual manner.


Animallover4321 t1_je9m7ka wrote

I think it was because she had never been in an area where the fly lived so she could only catch it via sexual contact.


xminh t1_je8bqrn wrote

Thanks for that. I love how even though it’s been several years, reading the episode plot brings me back


TrappedUnderCats t1_je8f78z wrote

There’s an episode of The West Wing where they lock everything down because it’s suspected that tularemia has got into the building.


Livio88 t1_je8h5ej wrote

Not as bad as Ligma.


Sir-Viette t1_je8hhwn wrote

Wait! What is “Ligma”?


jawshoeaw t1_je8tymh wrote

True story had a patient get Tularemia from this exact scenario on a riding lawnmower . Infectious Disease specialist was so excited .


Electric_Evil t1_je80uhu wrote

As if i didn't have enough to worry about, now there's the chance of contacting a horrible disease after accidently slaughtering bunnies while mowing the grass. So thanks for that.


Herp2theDerp t1_je8lnxc wrote

This thread has somehow given me invaluable info. Thank you so much. I think I was in a Tularemia epidemic in postwar Kosovo as child.


MidnightRaver76 t1_je8dgrp wrote

I betcha there's an ICD10 code for this too!


krisalyssa OP t1_je8esfi wrote

A21 is the code for tularemia, but the transmission vector is not coded for, unlike W29.22XD, “struck by turtle, subsequent encounter“.


TheEnforcer246 t1_je8htdm wrote

Wonder how many times that has happened to get into the icd-10 code list.


krisalyssa OP t1_je8j4lz wrote

At least twice, I’d guess, since there’s “initial encounter” and “subsequent encounter”.

Probably not very often, though, because there isn’t a code for “somebody tell this person to stay away from turtles”.


booyahachieved3 t1_je8k88v wrote

Subsequent encounter actually means a follow up visit for that condition, not the same event happening twice (FYI)


krisalyssa OP t1_je8nuw9 wrote

Oh, that makes sense. I always imagined the people coding these things calling over the cubicle walls, “Hey, Janet, you’ll never guess what happened again!”


Sangmund_Froid t1_je8qepn wrote

Frequency increased dramatically after the Mario Kart races of 1992.


climbhigher420 t1_je98f12 wrote

Sounds terrible, keep your grass around 2” in Spring and walk around before mowing.

Obviously won’t work for large fields with tall growth, in which case you could use a scythe instead of mower, or wear a respirator if you might be mowing animals.


cjbman t1_je9jpfp wrote

This. Even if you have a big yard it's worth it trust me.

My father in law always told me a story about when he was young and went outside while his older brother was mowing the lawn. The lawnmower hit a rock and flew and hit my father in law in the face and knocked his eye out of his eye socket.


[deleted] t1_jeadwgf wrote

Yeah I'm always a hard ass and yell at my wife or dogs to go inside while I'm mowing or weed whipping


2Crest t1_jean335 wrote

Excuse me sir, but I believe it’s called weed whacking.


SirBellwater t1_jeawfvs wrote

I'm a bit more lax about the weed whacking. I've caught it enough times in the shin, it stings but it's not too bad


[deleted] t1_jeax4ho wrote

I've sent some gravel an impressive distance, but I also use this like death spinner thing that's closer to a circular saw blade than a filament


mad0666 t1_je9mpl1 wrote

I ran over a next of baby bunnies when I was a teenager. Had headphones on and just kind of “felt” all the bones and matter disintegrate through the mower. Screamed and cried hysterically for at least a full hour, made my boyfriend leave band practice to console me. I was a wreck. Then my dad came to me holding one remaining live bunny, the top of his scalp and ears cut clean off. He was frozen in terror for the first two days I had him, but I bottle fed him and raised him and set him free in the yard. We saw him around the house for a good two years after that. Named him Toro after the mower that killed all of his siblings. It was really sad to see the mother rabbit out there inspecting the carnage that evening. Thanks for reading.


FrankenWaifu t1_je8e8pr wrote

This is like an ultra specific case that could only happen in a show like House MD


krisalyssa OP t1_je8f189 wrote

If I had a nickel for every time someone has gotten tularemia from aerosolized rabbit, I’d have a small number of nickels, which isn’t much but it’s weird that it’s happened more than once.


anurat- t1_je89c59 wrote



Scooter122 t1_je8wifo wrote

My Dad got it in 1997 on a fishing trip when a horse fly bit him that had been feeding on a rabbit. The disease, or the the treatment, ruined his inner ear and balance. He’s still all fucked up.


dissident46 t1_je89jzs wrote

...Are they trying to claim that DEATH BY LAWNMOWER has become part of a disease's life cycle, now?!?


ArghNooo t1_je8ye6r wrote

Great. Now there's ANOTHER animal I can't render aerosol and spray in my face.


huh_phd t1_je9v9a9 wrote

It's also incapacitating, a potential bioweapon and quite prevalent in nature.

Source: the lab next to mine works on F. tularensis


leonieihavenoidea t1_je95apo wrote

I got that shit two years ago. It took four doctors to diagnose it and, but all of them pumped me full of antibiotics so much, that i now have a penicillin sensitivity.


guitarfury t1_je9w8nm wrote

I got it in 2020 during peak Covid. Took weeks to diagnose but luckily I was on doxycycline for the symptoms. Had a relapse, was sure I was gonna die.


guitarfury t1_je9vk31 wrote

I caught tularemia camping on a North Georgia lake around July 4th 2020. Peak Covid. It almost killed me and was so rare it took 6 weeks to diagnose. After I started to get better I was taken off antibiotics and then it returned in 3 days. I could barely breathe for around 8 to 9 weeks total, took over a year to fully recover. You do NOT want this.

Hospitalization for a week and my wife couldn’t visit due to Covid. While in the hospital no doctor had a clue what it was, luckily they prescribed the correct antibiotics anyways. Awful stuff.


steemboat t1_jeaqd5o wrote

Can also be picked up by eating an infected rabbit. Yellow spots on the liver is the dead giveaway for that one.


woodkm t1_je809mg wrote

Interesting! And is "by" in brackets, because it was kinda the mower but also kinda the person? I have a pasture, and know a lot of people who do. It's hard to see things out there. Especially when Bush hogging.


krisalyssa OP t1_je87slh wrote

The actual phrasing in the Wikipedia article is “in a lawnmower” which, while technically correct, sounds a little stilted to me.

The oddest part for me is that apparently it’s happened more than once. I mean, sure, a brush hog doesn’t discriminate, but here in the burbs rabbits run from push mowers. I’d expect a tractor with a brush hog makes a lot more noise. Though I suppose it’s also faster.


tiredsleepyexhausted t1_je99ak4 wrote

Suddenly leaving a lawn that you've been napping or chomping grass in is one thing.

Suddenly leaving your home where you've dug your burrow and made your nest and had all of your babies isn't as quick or easy to do. They also likely expect their dens to keep them safe even when things go over them, but then once it gets over them the sound is so jarring...they try to escape at the last, most unfortunate moment 😞


woodkm t1_je88ipm wrote

Yea that is surprising to me, the disease part. Never even heard of it.

Bush hogs are definitely a lot louder. They also cover more area, faster. They'll scare away animals usually. But unfortunately what happens usually is if babies are nested down in thick brush. They won't always run. Snakes, rabbits, and I've even heard someone hitting a Fawn.


needmorehardware t1_je9juty wrote

Sounds like the person who hit a fawn could do with opening their eyes


RusselShakelford t1_je9ky7r wrote

So ... If I change my ways, and stop inhaling rabbits ground up from my lawnmower, and go back to hand grinding my rabbits for inhaling, then I should be alright? What a fucking pain in my petunia, I absolutely hate hand grinding my rabbits before I inhale them, it's really seems like an unnecessary and tedious step in this day and age of convenience and technology. That's why I bought a lawnmower in the first damn place!!! To grind rabbits to inhale, if I wanted to trim a lawn I wouldn't live in the desert! Hmmmm, maybe I can hire a guy in the morning outside of Home Depot to grind my rabbits for me, it's only a couple of hours work but I bet someone will do it. I hope I dont have tularemia. I think I might have tularemia. Does as anyone want to buy a lawnmower, cheap?


timtucker_com t1_je9sx6r wrote

Like many activities, it's hard to go wrong with a P100 respirator if you want to stay safe.


CesarMillan_Official t1_je9xr2m wrote

Oh no. I pulled the lawnmower out of the shed last year and did exactly that on the first pull.


[deleted] t1_je9zu8p wrote

That is the most random way to contract a disease I've ever heard of.


Marlfox70 t1_jealusk wrote

Bringing up traumatic memories. I killed a few baby bunnies with the lawn mower once q_q felt awful


eaglescout1984 t1_jeawpz2 wrote

I wouldn't worry about grinding one up in a lawnmower, the tick will probably bite you first.


cmks210 t1_jeb7sat wrote

I have come very close to running over rabbits with a lawn mower. Terrible feeling.


keetojm t1_je86wuc wrote

Damn glad I never ran over a rabbit. Dead or alive.


tealjag t1_je8a0d6 wrote

FUCKKKKKKK. I thought i was out of the woods. Shit


krisalyssa OP t1_je8edw2 wrote

Well, you’re probably not going to be using a lawnmower in the woods, so probably.


Kangermu t1_je8fsbd wrote

I have a pit mix that is outside all the time and still managed to hit a rabbit nest year.. I feel bad hitting frogs/toads and rid shit always traumatizes me. Glad it hasn't killed me yet though I guess


idlebyte t1_je8jtcj wrote

It's one of the diseases that can be weaponized.


Maxwe4 t1_je94u8a wrote

Would you avoid getting the disease if you say used a wood chipper to grind up your rabbits instead?


Gelnika1987 t1_je979uz wrote

it's not the only means obviously lol it just needs to be sufficiently aerosolized


p777s t1_je9igvy wrote

Was this even on the television show, “House?” It seems like prime fodder for that show. It would seemingly take some time to diagnose and get a really good pre-illness activity timeline.


beereinherjar t1_je9jhrv wrote

Another reason not to mow your lawn


shliam t1_je9o42a wrote

Ohhhhh, that’s how I keep getting that…


drunken_chinchilla t1_je9sjqb wrote

Sounds like a thinly veiled conspiracy theory funded by big environment aimed at further demonizing symbols of healthy capitalism, i.e manicured lawns, in an effort make Americans more pliable to the viles of Communism through ramped up environmental fear. The end result being that Americans are scared of bunnies killing them. Therefore, we will kill our lawnmowers, plant dandelions instead, eat avacado toast, part our hair on the side, put "live, laugh, love" signs all over our homes, and take millennial pauses.

F*ck bunnies. They've had it too good for too long.

Yeah, but I'm the crazy one. Sure.


zenspeed t1_jear2t0 wrote

I’d make a joke about heroin, but according to Pulp Fiction, you’re not supposed to inhale that.


MinorTransgression t1_jecy2p3 wrote

I’m not one to wear a tin foil hat, but this sounds strongly like PETA propaganda.


kurrpy t1_je88upu wrote

I, too, listen to the Meat Eater podcast


krisalyssa OP t1_je8e2ze wrote

I don’t. We were watching an episode of Alone, where one of the contestants caught a porcupine but discovered upon cleaning it that it was infected with tularemia. I was curious if the meat would be safe if properly cooked, so I looked it up.

And that, kids, is how I met the phrase “the only place in the world where documented cases of tularemia resulted from lawn mowing”.


Matisaro t1_je80lhb wrote

Remember folks. Unsafe cunnolingus can get you an std so can messing with unsafe Oryctolagus cuniculus.