SEARCH FOR KIDS SEEN HANDLING A RABID BAT On February 28th in Corona Towne, California, two boys between 11-12 years of age were seen handling a bat that later tested positive for rabies.
Why the concern? Rabies is spread through a[...] Read more
For the first time in U.S. history,
a BAT FALCON has been seen
in the state of Texas A Bat Falcon has been seen for the first time in the U.S.!
Bird lovers visiting the Santa Ana National Park, Texas, in December 2021, were excited[...] Read more
Here’s an interesting case from Canada that we caught wind of, a couple bought a home in Prince George, B.C. After they moved in, they found a bat colony inside the walls of their master bedroom. The previous couple had lived happily with[...] Read more
Rabies death reported in Boise, Idaho.
Human deaths attributed to rabies are very rare in the United States, but exposure is common. In fact, over 6000 exposure cases are reported each year, with every one of these cases needing to receive post[...] Read more
New Zealand Bird of the year is…. A BAT!
In a comical turn of events for all New Zealand bird lovers, the forest and bird department of New Zealand has officially named the Pekapeka-tou-roa, or long-tailed bat, their bird of the year. [...] Read more
Man Dies From Rabies After Being Bitten in His Home It is with great sadness to hear Thomas Krob, an 87-year-old retiree from Spring Grove, died earlier this month, about 30 days after a rabid bat bit him at his home. Krob, health [...] Read more
Rabid Bat Found in Dillon County, South Carolina – One Cat Exposed. Unfortunately more rabid bat occurrences are happening across the USA this year.
In the latest case from South Carolina, no people are known to have been exp[...] Read more
Rabid Bats Found in Northern Colorado
Health officials in multiple towns in northern Colorado have announced they have found three rabid bats inside and around homes in the Longmont/Lyons area. One of the bats was found inside the reside[...] Read more
DID COVID-19 ORIGINATE WITH BATS? Researchers continue to look for the original source of the virus causing COVID-19. But so far, SARS-CoV-2 has not been found in any bats or other wild animals. Coronaviruses similar to SARS-CoV-2 ha[...] Read more