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Old 11-05-04, 10:23 AM
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Rabid Bat Hacky Sack

http://www.woai.com/news/local/story...F-55B6483D43D5
Rabid Bat Hacky Sack
LAST UPDATE: 11/5/2004 7:55:24 AM

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas (AP) - Comal County health officials were searching for two teenagers who were seen playing with a sick bat that tested positive for rabies.

The boys were using the bat instead of a bean bag in a game of hacky sack, in which players try to keep a bean bag off the ground by kicking it to each other, Comal County Health Department nurse Karon Preiss said.

The teenagers ran away after a nurse saw them, told them to stop and called Animal Control officers. The bat tested positive for rabies at the Texas Department of Health laboratory.

It was not known if the boys touched the bat with their bare hands or if they were bitten or scratched, the San Antonio Express-News reported Friday.

The rabies virus affects the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals and can be transmitted through the saliva of infected animals.

Rabies can be prevented with a vaccine after initial exposure, but health officials can do little for victims once symptoms set in.

The earliest symptoms often are tingling or numbness in the limb or area where there was a bite, followed by a lack of coordination, agitation, headache, hallucinations and seizures. Eventually, the patient goes into a coma and dies.
I mean, seriously. If this causes a death for either of these kids, the parents should be ashamed of themselves for not teaching them the slightest amount of common sense.
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I hope they were bit. That will teach them to use a sick bat as a toy. Stupid kids.
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As if that poor bat didn't have enough trouble in life, what with the rabies and all.
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So wait a sec - if the bat bit them, would they turn into vampires with rabies? How does that work?
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Just what the world needs, more rabid vampires
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"Do not taunt Rabid Bat hacky sack."
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You guys can get PMS'd out over abused dogs and cats and I'll get pissed about abusing bats.

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Good thing they weren't doing this to a teacup Chihuahua or kitten. Otherwise, this thread would have had 100 posts demanding they get the chair or sodomized.
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hacky sack is a brand name.
the sport is called footbag...amateurs
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Here's to hoping they've been bitten and die!
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Originally posted by dyevin
hacky sack is a brand name.
the sport is called footbag...amateurs
Sport?
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Oh please please please let these nimrods be infected!
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goddamned kids. always screwing around.

quit screwing around.
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Originally posted by scott shelton
Sport?
yea, you might say that...


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another case of the man sticking it to the less fortunate. maybe these kids couldn't afford a hacky sack.
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I picture Beavis & Butthead when I read this article.
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Originally posted by dyevin
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Do I even need to comment on this?
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OK, that's clever, but why is he hacking a maple leaf? Or is that a strawberry? I'm confused.
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Originally posted by Numanoid
OK, that's clever, but why is he hacking a maple leaf? Or is that a strawberry? I'm confused.
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I hope these kids got infected. I hope they get treatment too, so they don't die...
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woof woof, not bang bang

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