bubonic plague, caused by yersinia pestis, is endemic to prairie dogs and ground squirrels in the west. I heard of a case of two people getting it from a sick bobcat that they skinned. most people catch it from ground squirrels, those cute little things. I assume that canines could also catch it but do not know for sure. You would need to ask a veterinarian.
Want a quick and inexpensive call for Moose? Take an empty 32 ounce coffee can, and make a small slit in the bottom, only about a quarter inch. Then, take one of those really big red rubber bands, the ones that go around big folders. Cut the rubber band to make one long piece.
Now, thread one end of the band and tie a knot on the outside of the can so it won't pull through. Cut the band off on the other side so it is even with the top of the can.
Now, wet your finger,...