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Offline Bob_Roller

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Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« on: September 30, 2018, 12:48:27 AM »
I was on the way to work this morning, at 0450, about 4 miles after I got on the expressway, I-10, I felt a slight thump on my left forearm with a slight stinging sensation .
Got to work and when I got into a lighted area, I found 4 bats impaled on my mesh jacket .
A coworker was a former registered nurse and strongly recommended that I go to the ER at the local hospital .
I scraped the bats off of my mesh jacket and put them in a plastic bag .
Went to the ER, I had a few punctures and scratches in the impact area .
I was given a couple of injections and prescribed oral medication .
Awaiting tests on the bats to see if they had rabies . :o
« Last Edit: September 30, 2018, 12:50:47 AM by Bob_Roller »
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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 05:23:50 AM »
I hope that all goes well for you.
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Offline wilcom

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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 09:57:08 AM »
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I hope that all goes well for you.

Me too Bob, hope that report comes back negative.

 I have spent many hours watching bats in your area at rest stops with high light standards and never have I seen 4 bats in a tight enogh formation to hit them at once. The odds of that happening has lots of zero's
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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 10:42:15 AM »
Dang, Bob!  I too hope the tests turn out positive in your favor.  I don't think I've ever heard of anybody running into a bat before.  I've clipped a skunk and an armadillo before but never anything that was flying...
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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2018, 11:35:43 AM »
Bob... which one is the "Batmobile"?

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Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2018, 12:46:49 PM »
I was riding the '81 R65 .

Got a call from the hospital this morning, the bats were negative for rabies
I was told to finish the medication that I had, three more days .
« Last Edit: September 30, 2018, 12:58:17 PM by Bob_Roller »
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 04:48:27 PM »
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Got a call from the hospital this morning, the bats were negative for rabies
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Good news Bob  :)   next time ride one of your LS's with the lil bat deflecter up front ;D

Joe Wilkerson
Telephone man with a splash of Data
Menifee, CA

Present:
1984 BMW R65LS "Herr Head"
1982 BMW R65LS 
past:
1979 R65
1980 R65
1982 R80RT
1974 R90/6
1972 R75
1964 R50/2
19xx R27
ZX-11

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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2018, 04:57:48 PM »
I guess I shouldn't ride at night !!!
I was going 70 mph at the time, I guess their radar sense wasn't up to the task this time .
I was surprised that the results got back to me so quickly, relieved  .
The physician stated that he didn't think they were infected, most cases he sees are people messing with a bat that they find, that can't fly or get away from them,
usually children .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2018, 11:56:15 PM »
Great news, Bob.  Just find you a chain-mail vest and keep on crankin'!
Justin B.

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Offline DeeG

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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2018, 12:24:32 PM »
Lucky you!  We'll been having problems with bats in our area, more often than not, they have rabies.  And some of the idjits around here think its fun to try and capture them.  ~sigh~
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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 09:20:47 PM »
We have a lot of bats in this region, on a warm night, I see bats constantly all night .
There are few bridges that go over dry washes and bats roost under the bridge during the day and just after sunset, they come out by the thousands .
But yeah, leave them alone !!!!! ;)
When the cold weather finally comes, they are off to Mexico .
'81 R65
'82 R65 LS ?
'84 R65 LS
'87 Moto Guzzi V65 Lario
'02 R1150R
Riding all year long since 1993 .
I'll give up my R65, when they pry my cold dead hands from the handlebars !!!!!

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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2019, 06:22:14 PM »
Only just discovered this thread.. glad it turned out ok.
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Re: Well, I'm In Rabies Treatment
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2019, 01:52:59 PM »
LOL. Bat-strike!

Avoided a 45 gallon drum, trailer wheel and dog in the past. Got hit in the eye by bluebottle and up the sleeve by wasp (which ended OK for both me and the wasp) but this is new to me.

There isn't much to them is there? Flying mouse, at 70MPH probably not so funny, ouch!

 
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