found a mummfied bat in house that could not have been there more than three weeks. should the carcass be checked for rabies? where?
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.
- 5 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.
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 75 months ago
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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.