A man in Minnesota says a rabies scare taught him a lesson: if you wake up to find a bat in your bedroom, don’t shoo it away and let it outside — capture it and have it tested. Sven Sundgaard of Saint Louis Park, Minn. said the bat brushed against his face as he slept, and he shooed it away, not thinking he’d been bit. Bats have tiny teeth, though, and a bite may not always be apparent. While a small percentage of bats carry rabies — about 6 percent of those submitted for testing — it’s better to be safe than sorry, experts say.
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