When most people think of pigeons, the common city street bird comes to mind, but there’s a different kind of pigeon in California and it’s at risk according to environmental scientists.
It can happen to anyone. You’re walking down the street, maybe with someone you’ve just met, or worse– a co-worker, and you pause for traffic, and then suddenly, before you even realize what happened, you look up, and it’s there: the Ninja Mistletoe.
An invasive, parasitic plant which grows lengthy vines and overwhelms native plants to the point of sucking the life out of them is invading the Bay Area, according to county officials.
Researchers now believe something commonly carried by cats could be controlling you, a tiny parasite called Toxoplasma Gondi.