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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 !

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