Tuesday, December 26, 2006

So Who's Spreading STD's Into The Wild...

Sexually Transmitted Disease May Be Blinding Mountain Lions

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Researchers are trying to determine whether a sexually transmitted disease might have caused the blindness found in at least two mountain lions in the Black Hills.

Steve Griffin, a wildlife biologist with the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department, said tests on two lions are consistent with chlamydia, but nothing is confirmed.

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