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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

US : Bats cause a rabies scare in Mishawaka

Via ABC 57 News, excerpt :

" Halloween is right around the corner and your kids are probably safe from ghouls and goblins, but you may want to keep them far away from bats.

"We have had quite a few rabid bats in the area, said Critter Gitter Owner Jim Sheffield."

This year alone the St. Joseph County Humane Society reported three bats that tested positive for rabies. One of these cases was reported this week in a Mishawaka home in the Central Park area. Awesome Critter Gitter owner Jim Sheffield says bats are nothing to take lightly.

"They are very dangerous. Probably the common danger is of course them touching you, but the second most common danger I feel is people wanting to release bats", said Sheffield.

Sheffield says that even if a bat only touches you, you can still become exposed to the rabies virus."

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