Deer foaming at the mouth, dropping dead in San Juan Islands

SEATTLE (AP) — Wildlife officials in Washington state have confirmed wild deer are suffering from an animal disease on the San Juan Islands after several residents reported dozens of strange deer deaths over the past few weeks. The Seattle Times reported Friday that a veterinarian for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife said the disease was identified as adenovirus hemorrhagic disease. It was first discovered in California in 1993 and poses no risk to humans. Infected deer can have bloody diarrhea or frothing at the mouth. There is no treatment or cure. Residents on the island began reporting dozens of dead deer in May to state and local wildlife officials.