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cats have killed large bat - is rabies a serious worry?

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amateurmum · 12/08/2012 11:35

Have just gone into garden to find large dead bat on lawn. I'm pretty sure our cats have killed it.

Now, I know I may be over-reacting but is there a possibility that the cats have caught rabies from this? Recently, a colleague of mine had to have course of rabies injections after being bitten by a bat that flew into her room?

What should I do?

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RandomMess · 15/08/2012 21:14

It tends to make the news when rabies is found in a bat so it is relatively unusual but yes send the bats in good surveillance information for the UK

Chubfuddler · 15/08/2012 21:19

Bats can have rabies?! Rabies is my no 1 secret irrational fear and has been since I was a very small child and saw a programme about rabid dogs. Gaaaah.

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