BUENA VISTA, CO — A custodian with the Buena Vista School District R-31 returned to work September 1 after a week-long hiatus due to injuries sustained from a rabid bat bite, according to The Mountain Mail.
Rick Davidson was bitten on the hand by a rabid bat August 26 in the Avery-Parsons Elementary School, the story stated.
Davidson had taken a coffee break, and upon returning to the school, he reached to check if his keys were attached to his belt, an area where a bat had attached itself, the story noted.
Superintendent Robert Crowther said that the reason the normally nocturnal animal was out during daylight was probably because it was rabid.
According to the story, Davidson was treated at Penrose Hospital because a vaccine wasn''t available locally.
Gets Bats Out, a national bat removal company, was brought in to check each district building; no other bats were found, the story added.
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