Ursus Americanus is discussing:

A South Lake Tahoe resident has tested positive for the "Black Death," according to El Dorado health officials.

Bubonic plague is endemic in prairie dog populations in the US.

There's a case every now and then.

In California, they have armies of homeless, drug-addled, fuckwits. One of them probably fucked a prairie dog for $20 to make a news story.