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Close Encounters with Bats



by Elizabeth Ruiz
 
A trainee at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland reports a close encounter with a bat while she was sleeping in a dormitory. 
 
"We had one young trainee who said that while she was sleeping, a bat bounced off her stomach several times," said Joint Base San Antonio spokesman-Brent Boller.
 
Two of the bats didn't get very far. 
 
"We had another trainee who captured two of the bats in a laundry bag," Boller said.
 
While no one has reported being bitten by a bat, officials are taking no chances.  More than 200 trainees who may have been exposed to the bats are getting a series of rabies shots. 
 
"The interviews have shown that those in four dormitory areas within the building potentially were exposed to the bats during the nighttime hours," said Boller. 
 
He told 550  KTSA News one of the bats was tested for rabies Tuesday at a lab at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston and the results will be released Wednesday.
 

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