Bat bites UGA student

Tests under way to see if it had rabies

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County Animal Control officers were awaiting test results Tuesday to learn if a bat that bit a University of Georgia student two days earlier had rabies, UGA police said.

The student saw the bat crawling on a sidewalk outside the Student Learning Center early Sunday evening, and the bat bit him when he picked it up, police said.

The bite didn't break the student's skin, but animal control officials consider the bite to be a potential rabies exposure and ordered testing, according to police.

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themaninthemirror
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themaninthemirror 09/15/10 - 07:31 am
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"the bat bit him when he

"the bat bit him when he picked it up," Is this student in remedial studies? Is there a short yellow school bus that stops on the UGA campus? I think I would have come up with some sort of dramatic explanation," like the bat swooped down as I was looking up, and I tried to protect himself with my hand and he bit me, luckily I was able to knock him to the ground." Does this same student walk up to pit bulldogs and try to pet them?

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 09/15/10 - 08:02 am
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Here's a news flash for this

Here's a news flash for this student, 'if you pick up a wild bunny rabbit it will bite you too. Don't pick up wild animals and you probably won't get bitten!'

mamamia3
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mamamia3 05/05/12 - 09:59 am
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ok

ok

MeinAugusta2
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MeinAugusta2 09/15/10 - 08:59 am
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I agree with

I agree with themaninthemirror's statement about this student being in remedial studies. Seriously, a college student who does not know better than to even get close to a bat. That's really sad.

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shadypines 09/15/10 - 09:53 am
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What kind of dummy picks up a

What kind of dummy picks up a BAT, of all things, that he finds crawling on the concrete? Doesn't everyone know that bats are major carriers of rabies??

jlhs32
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jlhs32 09/15/10 - 12:04 pm
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Bats are our greatest

Bats are our greatest enemies.

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