Monday, August 12, 2013

bat in the house

what it is: bat
where i found it: in the house

This weekend a bat ended up the hallway outside of my apartment door. Theories were gathered, such as that humans cannot get rabies from a bat, that you should get rabies shot if a bat ever comes anywhere near you, that animal control must be called to destroy the animal at once, etc. The bat eventually flew back outside on its own, but not before I came across this advice, which seems hilarious to me for some reason:

"If you woke up because a bat landed on you while you were sleeping or if you awakened and found a bat in your room, you should try to safely capture the bat and have it tested. The same precautions should be used if you see a bat in a room with an unattended child, or see a bat near a mentally impaired or intoxicated person." (from CDC.org)