This a pretty unusual behavior for a bat! But not for a rabid bat!
Darrick Skou was jamming with friends at an Oregon campsite along Pinhead Creek when suddenly a bat attacked and bit him right on the neck. Crazy blood sucker!
The whole incident was caught on video. Hair-raising!
The bat was shot and then brought to the Multnomah County Health Department for testing. The flying beast was tested positive for rabies (which can be deadly).
According to the center of disease control and prevention: ‘Rabies in humans is rare in the United States. There are usually only one or two human cases per year. But the most common source of human rabies in the United States is from bats. For example, among the 19 naturally acquired cases of rabies in humans in the United States from 1997-2006, 17 were associated with bats. Among these, 14 patients had known encounters with bats. Four people awoke because a bat landed on them and one person awoke because a bat bit him. In these cases, the bat was inside the home.‘
Have you ever been attacked by a bat with rabies?