[Tweeters] Re: Accurate Rabies in Bats Information for Tweeters

Jason Hernandez jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 30 20:32:28 PDT 2016


I have heard of government agencies inoculating wildlife against rabies by putting out baits laced with vaccine. Does anyone know if Washington, or any of its counties or cities, is doing this? I remember last summer, walking the trails at Madrona Trails, and finding numerous piles of grayish-white powder that my dog tried to lap up.
Jason Hernandez
Bremerton
jason.hernandez74 at yahoo.com


Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:43:39 -0700
From: "cb" <black at nwfirst.com>
Subject: RE: Accurate Rabies in Bats Information for Tweeters WAS:
    [Tweeters]Re:    Bat close encounter, RFI
To: "'Kelly McAllister'" <mcallisters4 at comcast.net>,
    <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Message-ID: <AE0ADC53646C4D51970DC1C1D014B4FD at CHIROVAIO>
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Kelly,

You are entirely correct - any mammal can acquire and pass on rabies.

It is a really good idea to not handle wildlife.

Thanks to excellent vaccination and public education programs rabies deaths
of humans in North America are rare.

We'd certainly like to keep it that way.

Curt Black
Chiroptologist
wr5j at arrl.net
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