Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Rabid bat hides inside iPad case, bites man

Posted on Thursday, 30 May, 2019 | Comment icon 4 comments

Next time you pick up your iPad, check for bats... Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 F. C. Robiller
An 86-year-old man has been treated for rabies in the US after a bat emerged from his iPad case and bit him.
The bizarre incident happened in New Hampshire where Roy Syvertson had been using the device for an entire hour before the winged mammal popped its head out and sunk its teeth in to him.

"I looked, and the bat was coming out of here, between the cover and the back of the pad," he said. "And then I got up, still squeezing it, which I'm sure he wasn't happy about, and I took him outside."

The bat seemed fine the next morning, but later died, prompting Syvertson to seek medical help. After undergoing tests at his local hospital it was determined that he had contracted rabies.

Fortunately he was treated quickly and is expected to make a full recovery.

How the bat got in to his iPad case in the first place however remains a total mystery.

Source: Sky News | Comments (4)

Tags: Bat, Rabies

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by AllPossible on 30 May, 2019, 17:53
Breaking news: Gotham City has a new Batman in town & he will be the oldest person to play the superhero. 
Comment icon #2 Posted by Timothy on 30 May, 2019, 21:59
Doc says he’ll be okay, so that’s good. ‘The next morning, Mr Syvertson said the bat was still there and alive, but he later discovered that it died later that night. "Then I knew I might have a problem," Mr Syvertson said.’ He left it there overnight? And for the next day? And found it dead that night? 
Comment icon #3 Posted by Impedancer on 30 May, 2019, 23:05
Sneaky bat glad he's fine not the bat the person who got bitten
Comment icon #4 Posted by Jon the frog on 31 May, 2019, 0:42
LOL, would have been a lame way to die !

Please Login or Register to post a comment.

  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:


New details of Elon Musk's Neuralink revealed
The firm aims to make it possible for humans to interact with machines through a brain-computer interface.
UK divers encounter gigantic, rare jellyfish
Two divers exploring the waters off the coast of Cornwall, England came across something rather spectacular.
Did the Pentagon attempt to weaponize ticks ?
Congress has ordered the Pentagon to reveal whether or not it is responsible for spreading Lyme disease.
Man spends five days sitting on a toilet
Eager to earn his place in the Guinness Book of Records, one Belgian man sat on a toilet for 116 hours.
Stories & Experiences
Spontaneous exorcisms
7-5-2019 | Ontario
A call from 'The Lobster'
7-5-2019 | Russia
Witnessing tree spirits
6-25-2019 | Ontario
I didn't move my blankets
6-25-2019 | Spring, TX
Bitten by a spirit?...true story
6-15-2019 | Dallas, Tx
Bed shaking
6-15-2019 | India
Red floating lights
6-15-2019 | Canada
A night-time encounter
5-28-2019 | Missouri
UFO flies over home
5-28-2019 | Ypsilanti, Mi

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
How do move a 13-ton Sphinx ?
Posted 7-3-2019 | 1 comment
A look at how the Sphinx of Ramses II was moved at Philadelphia's Penn Museum.
'Deleting' disease using CRISPR
Posted 6-15-2019 | 5 comments
A look at science's goal of eliminating genetic diseases using gene-editing techniques.
What happens when lava meets ice ?
Posted 5-18-2019 | 2 comments
This intriguing experiment reveals just what happens when you pour lava on to ice.
 View: More videos
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ