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Bats/Rabies #7328603
08/12/21 06:48 PM
08/12/21 06:48 PM
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New York
Jim Comstock Offline OP
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Jim Comstock  Offline OP
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New York
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 07:34 PM
08/12/21 07:34 PM
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Woodhull, Illinois 77
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Jim Bethell Offline
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Not often, but only takes one.

Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7328904
08/13/21 01:24 AM
08/13/21 01:24 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 07:19 PM
08/13/21 07:19 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 08:33 PM
08/13/21 08:33 PM
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Killingly, CT
Brian Mongeau Offline
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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 02:08 PM.
Re: Bats/Rabies [Re: Jim Comstock] #7330693
08/15/21 10:34 AM
08/15/21 10:34 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 12:19 PM
08/17/21 12:19 PM
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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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