Pa. man attacked by rabid bat – PennLive.com
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Pa. man attacked by rabid bat – PennLive.com

A Luzerne County man is attempting to get remedy after he used to be bitten by a bat that examined definite for rabies. (Screenshot/WNEP).

A Luzerne County man is attempting to get remedy after he used to be bitten by a bat that examined definite for rabies. (Screenshot/WNEP).

By Steve Marroni | smarroni@pennlive.com

Randy Haines is conscious of his canines, Rocko, effectively, and when he heard Rocko barking in the yard of his Luzerne County dwelling now no longer too long in the past, he knew one thing used to be unfriendly.

It used to be a “worried bark” Haines instructed WNEP.

He went outside to gaze what used to be unfriendly, and sooner than he knew it, he used to be attacked.

“It wrapped spherical my leg within a damage up second, sooner than a rattlesnake,” he instructed the TV space.

Alternatively it wasn’t a rattlesnake. Haines used to be attacked by a rabid bat, in step with a fresh checklist from WNEP.

In line with reports, the incident came about Aug. 27 in Larksville. Haines heard that worried bark from his canines and went outside to identify. He used to be at the moment attacked by the bat, digging in with its claws and again and again biting him.

Rocko used to be unharmed.

Haines at the moment known as the Pennsylvania Sport Commission, which sent the bat away for checking out. It examined definite for rabies, setting Haines on a cycle of vaccinations for the disease, reports label.

He shared his account to let folks know that rabies will also be chanced on in the position.

The game commission said this used to be a hoary bat – now no longer one usually chanced on in Pennsylvania, in step with reports. The commission recommends anybody who is bitten by an animal they deem has rabies ought to unruffled ogle clinical attention at the moment.

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September 8, 2019

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