Delaware Co. Man Bitten By Rabid Bat

Delaware Co. Man Bitten By Rabid Bat

There are 7 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Aug 26, 2009, titled Delaware Co. Man Bitten By Rabid Bat. In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

A man is receiving precautionary rabies treatment after he was bitten earlier this week by a rabid bat.

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ed snorker

Columbus, OH

#1 Aug 27, 2009
where's Ozzy Osborne when ya need 'em?
Only me

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

#2 Aug 27, 2009
I hope the people that have been bitten from the bats will be ok after they are treated.
Aaron

Columbia, SC

#3 Aug 27, 2009
Man would that suck. They'll be ok though, thank goodness.
RobMEE2

Delaware, OH

#4 Aug 27, 2009
This is a shocker. Delaware County banned bats Jan. 1st.
For 2010, the county is taking a serious look at banning
illegal aliens
ed snorker

Columbus, OH

#5 Aug 27, 2009
a rabid bat flew in my window..I tried to stop.. but his fuzzy little chopperz were firmly locked on my snoz,,
Enjoys Nature

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Aug 27, 2009
I am so disappointed that bats make headline news because a small percentage carry rabies. Many animals carry rabies and I know many humans who carry viruses as well. It is not in the nature of bats to attack humans. Any animal that is in fear is likely to bite and therefore should not be approached by someone who is not educated in handling wildlife. Bats are incredible creatures to observe and are a necessary part of the ecosystem to control insect population.
female

United States

#7 Aug 27, 2009
Enjoys Nature wrote:
I am so disappointed that bats make headline news because a small percentage carry rabies. Many animals carry rabies and I know many humans who carry viruses as well. It is not in the nature of bats to attack humans. Any animal that is in fear is likely to bite and therefore should not be approached by someone who is not educated in handling wildlife. Bats are incredible creatures to observe and are a necessary part of the ecosystem to control insect population.
You are right on! Bats and other animals can carry rabies, which changes their behavior. That's why it's important to be aware of your surroundings (even if that means you still get bitten) and to have your pets vaccinated for rabies.

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