1st wild animal in US infected with SARS-CoV-2 found in Utah

A wild mink in Utah tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and it may be the first “free-ranging, native wild animal” with a confirmed coronavirus infection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). There’s no evidence that the virus spread further than this one infected mink, but if SARS-CoV-2 begins circulating […]

Utah mink is the first wild animal to test positive for coronavirus

A wild American mink in Utah has tested positive for the coronavirus — the first wild animal found to be infected with the virus, researchers say.   The wild mink was infected with a variant of the coronavirus that was “indistinguishable” from viruses taken from nearby farmed minks, researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture wrote […]

Who set up this mysterious metal monolith in Utah desert? (It’s not aliens.)

Who embedded a large metal monolith in the remote Utah desert?  State wildlife officials are scratching their heads after discovering a bizarre 10-foot-tall (3 meters) installation in Red Rock Country in southeastern Utah. The shiny silver rectangle sits in the center of the dead end of one of the many shallow rock ravines that scour […]