found a mummfied bat in house that could not have been there more than three weeks. should the carcass be checked for rabies? where?
- EdnaLv 74 months ago
If the bat's carcass is mummified, then so is rabies - the bat is dead! The bat probably didn't even have rabies in the first place.
- ?Lv 74 months ago
Don't touch it. If it hasn't bitten you then just throw it away. If it is mummified then that suggest that it was put there.
- PatriciaLv 74 months ago
It doesn't matter if he had rabies while alive... he's dead and hasn't bitten anyone. Just pick him up with a plastic bag over your hand, and dispose of him in the trash. Then, you can clean the spot where he was lying with a disinfectant cleaner. Voila! Problem solved
- kelvinLv 74 months ago
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- NancyLv 74 months ago
Why? Was someone bitten by a bat? If not, no. If yes, then you take it to where the person who suffered a bat bite is being treated, but it's unnecessary if that person was treated for rabies as a precaution in lieu of having a carcass to test.