Family pays $70,000 for rabies shots after bat enters home
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) – A family of five is taking extra precaution by shelling out $70,000 for rabies shot after a bat flew into their suburban Atlanta home.
Reports state that none of the family members were bitten, but the Georgia Poison Center recommended every family member be treated with vaccine. She says her son caught the bat with an old fishing net and tossed it outside when Rigsbee’s kids were home from school.
Rigsbee says the bat was flying around in the middle of the day, which was odd to her since bats are nocturnal.
The Georgia Poison Center told Rigsbee the bat likely flew in through the chimney and was in her house overnight. The center believes the family members could have been bitten while they were sleep.