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(WTOP)   Q: What's worse than a wild bobcat mauling you in your own garage? A: Ask this guy   ( wtop.com) divider line
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8358 clicks; posted to Main » on 09 Jan 2013 at 3:25 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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jvl [BareFark]
2013-01-09 03:48:02 PM  
2 votes:

mekkab: THIS IS NOT HOW RABIES WORKS! It is transmitted through saliva!


Would you bet someone's life on your theory that the blood had no bobcat saliva in it?
2013-01-09 03:38:16 PM  
2 votes:

the_sidewinder: Good thing they started rabies treatment right away then


I think that's SOP when an animal bites you. Better safe than sorry. Once you start showing symptoms, you're done; there is nothing they can do for you.
2013-01-09 03:27:50 PM  
2 votes:
Good thing they started rabies treatment right away then
2013-01-09 03:06:43 PM  
2 votes:
The cat ran out of the garage and bit Mundell's 15-year-old nephew on the arms and back before it was shot dead.

The poor child.  Surely they could have just treated him with rabies medication instead of shooting him.  That seems a little drastic.

/Pssst.  Weasel.  I think they meant they shot the bobcat
2013-01-09 05:55:53 PM  
1 vote:

Red_Fox: theotherwhitemeat: I've been through the rabies treatments.......sucks!! Def. feel bad for these folks!

Is it true that it's a big farking needle in your belly?


Used to be, a series right in the gut. My dad was on a ship in the Red Sea back in the 60s, and one crewman got bit by a dog while on shore leave.

Ship's doc didn't like him, so the injection sites spelled out the doc's name...
2013-01-09 04:52:19 PM  
1 vote:

Shadow Blasko: Oblio13: Shadow Blasko:
... Rabies treatment shots are no worse than any others I have had, and I had to get my first series in my knuckle where I was bitten.

Its no big deal.

/works around rabies vector species.. gets shots at -least- annually and the same ones you have to get if I get bitten.

//just less of them

Pre-exposure shots are like any other vaccination. The post-exposure series, however, begins with large, deep injections of globulin. Which cost $8,000 apiece, by the way. (Just finished the series last month after a raccoon bite.)

My post bite treatments may be different, since I get pre-bite as well. Mine have always been two and two, spaced over a week or so, for post bite treatment. (as well as a blood test).

I'm told there are different styles of administration, mostly based on insurance coverage and potential allergy issues.

8K a piece huh? Damn. My pre-bites are about $1000, and I think the post were around $500, but I didn't have to pay those, the rehab clinic takes care of that stuff, because they get a grant for working with RVS for those type of expenses.


My grand total was $18k. At first I thought they must have accidentally added a zero or something, but that's the going rate for post-exposure.
2013-01-09 04:36:08 PM  
1 vote:

adrift1827: About 3-4 years ago I was de-winterizing my boat with my brother-in-law. I heard him on the roof cussing up a storm and about died laughing when I realized that he had just unzipped a canvas cover to the bimini top and about a thousand little field mouse-sized bats fell/flew out onto & around him along with a winter worth of said bat's waste.


I would not worry much about that.

Healthy bats are not too much of a concern, but there is a *very* short window where a rabid bat can still fly, but has become symptomatic. That is the danger zone. As their brain deteriorates they become much more likely to crash into objects, or just land on the ground and become an attractive nuisance to the curious. That is when infection happens. Your dog, cat, or even child sees a bat flopping around on the ground and goes to investigate. That is usually when a bite happens, and when transmission occurs.

Bat bites can be very subtle, and you may not even know you were bitten, so... human transmission occurs, and people die. It is thankfully rare, but I don't suggest anyone go near a bat that is just laying on the ground or has crashed into something. Not without welders gloves on.
2013-01-09 04:31:41 PM  
1 vote:

Oblio13: Shadow Blasko:
... Rabies treatment shots are no worse than any others I have had, and I had to get my first series in my knuckle where I was bitten.

Its no big deal.

/works around rabies vector species.. gets shots at -least- annually and the same ones you have to get if I get bitten.

//just less of them

Pre-exposure shots are like any other vaccination. The post-exposure series, however, begins with large, deep injections of globulin. Which cost $8,000 apiece, by the way. (Just finished the series last month after a raccoon bite.)


My post bite treatments may be different, since I get pre-bite as well. Mine have always been two and two, spaced over a week or so, for post bite treatment. (as well as a blood test).

I'm told there are different styles of administration, mostly based on insurance coverage and potential allergy issues.

8K a piece huh? Damn. My pre-bites are about $1000, and I think the post were around $500, but I didn't have to pay those, the rehab clinic takes care of that stuff, because they get a grant for working with RVS for those type of expenses.
2013-01-09 04:06:05 PM  
1 vote:

Oblio13: mekkab: FTFA:
He, his nephew and his wife _who was not bitten but got the animal's blood on her _ have already started rabies treatments.

THIS IS NOT HOW RABIES WORKS! It is transmitted through saliva!

It can also be spread by brain tissue, and the guy shot it. Perhaps that's how they got it's blood on them. So post-exposure vaccinations would be a wise precaution.


Look, if Mekkab wants to be an asshat and not get a rabies shot when rabid bobcat brain tissue and blood splatters all over him, fine.... it's his body and his decision.
2013-01-09 04:05:02 PM  
1 vote:
I'm glad th had the good sense to start treatment right away. It seemed pretty obvious that thing had rabies. I mean, everyone knows they are vicous. But they aren't normally THAT agressive!
2013-01-09 04:02:52 PM  
1 vote:

Shadow Blasko: mekkab: FTFA:
He, his nephew and his wife _who was not bitten but got the animal's blood on her _ have already started rabies treatments.

THIS IS NOT HOW RABIES WORKS! It is transmitted through saliva!

Doesn't really matter

If there was a serious rabies risk in my area, I would encourage everyone to have rabies prophylaxis treatment done. Most insurance will cover it, and it means that -if- you get bit you just a "top up" shot and one in the bite wound, instead of the full series

Especially if I had small children who were more likely to do something silly like picking up a bat on the ground.


About 3-4 years ago I was de-winterizing my boat with my brother-in-law. I heard him on the roof cussing up a storm and about died laughing when I realized that he had just unzipped a canvas cover to the bimini top and about a thousand little field mouse-sized bats fell/flew out onto & around him along with a winter worth of said bat's waste.

If your comment has any truth to it, I'm suddenly very glad that story doesn't have a very bad ending for him or me. I took the canvas the rest of the way down, threw it in the lake to rinse out most of the nasties, then bagged it up in garbage bags and took it home with me to wash it at the local laundromat. I'm not not quite sure how ill-advised that might have been.
2013-01-09 03:56:17 PM  
1 vote:

blatz514: mekkab: FTFA:
He, his nephew and his wife _who was not bitten but got the animal's blood on her _ have already started rabies treatments.

THIS IS NOT HOW RABIES WORKS! It is transmitted through saliva!

She made out with the dead bobcat?


She made out with her husband?

1. Rabid bobcat bites man, transmitting rabies via saliva.
2. Man gets sympathy sex from wife...goes down/French kisses her.
3. Woman gets expensive/painful shots series to prevent needless rabies death.

Ta da!
2013-01-09 03:54:28 PM  
1 vote:

dkimball: Rabies is the closest thing we have to the Zombie Apocolypse


As far as you know, Mr. Kimball. As far as you know...yet...
2013-01-09 03:53:57 PM  
1 vote:
That sucks. Hope they survive the infection.
2013-01-09 03:53:49 PM  
1 vote:
How has no one posted this yet?

www.toptenz.net
2013-01-09 03:53:23 PM  
1 vote:

mekkab: FTFA:
He, his nephew and his wife _who was not bitten but got the animal's blood on her _ have already started rabies treatments.

THIS IS NOT HOW RABIES WORKS! It is transmitted through saliva!


It can also be spread by brain tissue, and the guy shot it. Perhaps that's how they got it's blood on them. So post-exposure vaccinations would be a wise precaution.
2013-01-09 03:52:28 PM  
1 vote:

Smoky Dragon Dish: That map lies. There are bobcat in NY, NJ, CT, etc...


Also OH and KY. Not quite sure if that's inside the non-bobcat zone on the map or not. Maybe it's outdated? I get the impression that the population is on the rise around here.

When I was a kid in Southwest OH, I found one on my uncle's (rural) street, dead from an apparent car strike. He's a hunter and it was apparently a rare enough sight for him that he quickly stopped what he was doing and hiked out to the street to see if I was full of crap.

I also once found a dead rare owl on the road. For that one a park ranger of some sort came to our house to verify what it was and took it back with him to have it mounted for display in the state park he worked at.

/maybe i spent too much time playing in the street as a kid?
2013-01-09 03:51:05 PM  
1 vote:

Galactica Actual: Are bobcats native to New England? I had always thought of them as a Pacific Northwestern animal.


They're in Oklahoma. Dad was bowhunting for deer when a bobcat ran towards him. "Bob's" head ended up above our fireplace for about two years, until Mother insisted that it be removed. He had a second, very popular, career above the cash register in our pool hall (NOT "billiard parlor").
2013-01-09 03:49:51 PM  
1 vote:

mekkab: FTFA:
He, his nephew and his wife _who was not bitten but got the animal's blood on her _ have already started rabies treatments.

THIS IS NOT HOW RABIES WORKS! It is transmitted through saliva!


Doesn't really matter

If there was a serious rabies risk in my area, I would encourage everyone to have rabies prophylaxis treatment done. Most insurance will cover it, and it means that -if- you get bit you just a "top up" shot and one in the bite wound, instead of the full series

Especially if I had small children who were more likely to do something silly like picking up a bat on the ground.
2013-01-09 03:44:40 PM  
1 vote:

theotherwhitemeat: I've been through the rabies treatments.......sucks!! Def. feel bad for these folks!


stop saying that shiat.
It makes people, especially children, afraid to tell people if they may have been bitten by a suspect animal

Rabies treatment shots are no worse than any others I have had, and I had to get my first series in my knuckle where I was bitten.

Its no big deal.

/works around rabies vector species.. gets shots at -least- annually and the same ones you have to get if I get bitten.

//just less of them
2013-01-09 03:41:25 PM  
1 vote:

wxboy: Galactica Actual: Are bobcats native to New England? I had always thought of them as a Pacific Northwestern animal.

Pretty much most of the country.
Bobcat range:
[www.defenders.org image 550x400]


That map lies. There are bobcat in NY, NJ, CT, etc...
2013-01-09 03:38:53 PM  
1 vote:

Galactica Actual: Are bobcats native to New England? I had always thought of them as a Pacific Northwestern animal.


Pretty much most of the country.
Bobcat range:
www.defenders.org
2013-01-09 03:36:53 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA:
He, his nephew and his wife _who was not bitten but got the animal's blood on her _ have already started rabies treatments.

THIS IS NOT HOW RABIES WORKS! It is transmitted through saliva!
2013-01-09 03:36:52 PM  
1 vote:
This guy pinned a rabid bobcat to the ground with a crutch?!?!

digboston.com
2013-01-09 03:36:21 PM  
1 vote:
They should of held this story until Caturday.
2013-01-09 03:29:59 PM  
1 vote:
cdn.shopify.com
2013-01-09 03:29:04 PM  
1 vote:
I've been through the rabies treatments.......sucks!! Def. feel bad for these folks!
2013-01-09 03:28:11 PM  
1 vote:
Would not buy again.
 
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