posted on Sep, 7 2012 @ 11:44 AM
reply to post by TrueBrit
When I said I wouldn't stay in a cabin left empty I guess what I meant was a cabin not guarded by cats. Humans aren't enough to keep mice away
but cat scent is an excellent deterrent. Nesting around cats isn't worth the risk I guess.
You're right when the population explodes mice will venture into areas previously avoided. Before we got cats mice were nesting in the vehicles,
chewing spark plug wires, filling heater vents with poop/nesting material etc. Maybe this virus isn't passed around by humans but Yosemite
vacationers could take home a "souvenir" hiding in their car. It's possible the virus could then spread to other areas via hitchhikers.
I've heard very little of this on the news. What I found troubling was one report mentioned the outbreak then went on to say park officials expected
the cabins to be full the following weekend?? I would think at the very least the cabins should be closed/inspected/cleaned. Seems a bit negligent in
light of the reported numbers infected by the virus.