First entry: Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 14:31
Dozens of dogs in a provincial town in eastern Russia have changed color, with experts not realizing what may have caused the change.
In addition to the dog hair, most of which have turned blue, their feces have apparently changed color as well.
The city where the phenomenon was observed is Dzerzhinsk, 389 kilometers east of Moscow.
The city is very close to the abandoned Dzerzhinskoye Orgsteklo chemical plant, which once produced the highly toxic hydrogen cyanide, a substance used even in the composition of “Prussian blue” dyes.
Experts have not officially identified the presence of the plant as the cause of the animals’ coloration, however they are already talking about the possible involvement of a chemical in the case.
Fortunately, the animals tested were found to be safe, with no chemical burns and no particular toxicity on blood and fecal tests.
The animals will be monitored for an additional 20 days before being released again.
Meanwhile, in addition to the blue ones, σ pink dogs have also appeared, for which no special mention has been made, although a portion of the public attributes their coloring to another part of the wider area of Dzerzhinsk, where after the Cold 300,000 tons of toxic waste were dumped during the war.
Source: New York Post
Last Updated: Tuesday, 23 February 2021, 15:19
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