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Brazil faces deadly floods, wild animal threats amidst climate crisis

Endless problems of Brazilians
Endless problems of Brazilians
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7:58 AM EDT, May 21, 2024

The lives of Brazilian women and men have turned into a nightmare. For several weeks now, the inhabitants of South America have been battling enormous rains and floods. As a result of the disaster, 157 people have lost their lives. Unfortunately, the problems are getting worse. The authorities have informed that piranhas and caimans have appeared in the southern part of the country.

The climate crisis is visible at every turn. Every month, we learn that the planet is getting warmer and that higher temperatures are becoming the norm. However, the climate crisis is more than that. It's a regular battle with fires, rains, floods, and storms.

Brazil's residents are experiencing the climate crisis firsthand. They have been trying to deal with the consequences of enormous rains for several weeks. The southern part of the country has been flooded, necessitating the evacuation of over half a million citizens. 157 people have lost their lives, and 88 are considered missing. Unfortunately, water is not the only problem for Brazilians. The authorities have warned that threats from piranhas, caimans, and even bats have also come.

Piranhas, caimans, and rabid bats on the streets of Brazil

Brazilian women and men do not have an easy life. They are battling the effects of enormous rains and flooded rivers and fear being attacked by dangerous animals. As reported by TV Globo, piranhas and caimans of the jacaré species have appeared on the streets of southern cities. The latter are from the alligator family. One can only imagine how terrifying they are.

On Monday, May 20th, Brazil's civil defense provided more bad news. It confirmed rabies among bats in the metropolitan area of Brasília, the country's capital, in central Brazil. In a special communiqué, residents were asked to inform local authorities if they noticed these mammals. Additionally, it was emphasized not to touch them under any circumstances. This species does not typically attack animals and humans, but specimens found during the day might be rabid and transmit this dangerous disease.

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