Monday, November 2, 2009
Bat Update: Posted by Manu
By Robby Lim
This was posted by Manu on his Facebook account. Let's hope he's perfectly healthy and safe...
I bet he is; he's Manu Ginobili for Christ's sake! Thanks for sharing this Manu...
"Just wanted to give you guys an update on the bat situation. As many of you already know, it wasn't a great idea. Not only for the fact that bats are great part of the ecosystem, but also, because some carry rabies, which is an incurable disease.
That's why I had to get vaccinated today (and it wasn't just one shot!). Only 0.5% to 3% of the bat populations carry the disease, but If you can't find the animal, it's not recommended to take any risks, it can kill you!
Since after the incident, the usher took it outside and the bat flew away (not lying!), there was no way of knowing if he was infected or not, so I had to do the safe thing.
Finally, please, don't do it at home or anywhere, avoid contact with bats, skunks, raccoons, rats and animals like that.
Thanks for taking the time to read this".