You might think being in the middle of a disease outbreak turning our neighbors into slavering zombies intent on biting everything around them would make all the headlines. Well, we are in the middle of such an outbreak, but it isn’t turning our human neighbors into maddened zombies; it’s affecting our raccoon neighbors. The disease is raccoon rabies, and it’s been on the rampage since 1992.
If I asked you to describe spiders, I bet “social” would not make your list of adjectives. Spiders are, after all, notorious cannibals as likely to eat potential mates as, well, mate with them. Yet some spiders are as social as bees or ants or people.
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