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Bats/Rabies #7328603
08/12/21 05:48 PM
08/12/21 05:48 PM
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New York
Jim Comstock Offline OP
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So far when I have pulled bats out of bedrooms etc. and sent them in for rabies testing I have not found any positives. Wondering what others have found?

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7328638
08/12/21 06:34 PM
08/12/21 06:34 PM
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Woodhull, Illinois 77
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Not often, but only takes one.

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7328904
08/13/21 12:24 AM
08/13/21 12:24 AM
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Schenectady, NY
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None that I have ever had tested have come back positive. A friend in Cobleskill woke up with one in his bedroom, had it tested, and ended up getting shots after it tested positive. I have heard of others testing positive at the company I previously worked for.

Funny story, years ago Jake brought 1 in for testing and the lab guy rejected it because it was alive. Jake walked out to his truck and then returned a couple minutes later. The lab guy have him a horrified look when accepting it. It was the lab guys rules, lol.

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7329412
08/13/21 06:19 PM
08/13/21 06:19 PM
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I've heard of others but never seen it for myself.

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7329484
08/13/21 07:33 PM
08/13/21 07:33 PM
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Killingly, CT
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0 for me. I don't know how many I've sent over 23 years. I've had a few customers that had positives before I got involved.

Last edited by Brian Mongeau; 08/16/21 01:08 PM.
Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7330693
08/15/21 09:34 AM
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No bats with rabies, but I'm getting a lot of rats with babies!

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7332342
08/17/21 11:19 AM
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New York
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I got the 4 rabies shots from a Raccoon. Now I don't worry about it.


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Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Short Track] #7439127
12/22/21 10:52 PM
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Had one tested positive, it was hanging on the rail of the folks baby crib.

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7680561
09/28/22 12:05 AM
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I've submitted 5 over my career which have tested positive.


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Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7681841
09/29/22 05:44 PM
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Yes one for me. A lady was bitten on the finger. She and husband killed it. It was positive and she got the shots. She was an R.N. and said she had no idea the treatment was so painful.


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Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7702129
10/27/22 12:38 PM
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Where do you send them? Do they test coons ?

Frozen carcasses ?? or how do you send it in ?


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Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7702585
10/27/22 09:50 PM
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Adirondacks, N.Y.
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Gotten nailed by a Raccoon on the hand back in 2016, had a series of eleven shots same day, Doc. told me shots go by weight. This past May, on a nuisance complaint, Shot a fox & got splattered with blood, Fox came back positive for rabies, health dept. told me I'd have get a booster, It was two shots, two days apart.


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Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Short Track] #7702634
10/27/22 11:07 PM
10/27/22 11:07 PM
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Georgia
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Originally Posted by Short Track
Where do you send them? Do they test coons ?

Frozen carcasses ?? or how do you send it in ?


Varies by state just which dept handles it and how. But you local board of health should be able to point you right.

Here in Georgia it's handled through the county animal control. You submit the live animal to them, they are to dispatch but in practice I've dispatched. The idea is fresh not rotten or frozen.
They then forward it to UGA for testing.

But it is only required for known human contact.

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7705703
11/01/22 12:04 AM
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2 positive.


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Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7708847
11/04/22 04:25 PM
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2 positive for me,none in the past 5 years or so.

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