Monday, January 12, 2009

Rabid Bat

Your chances of running into one might seem infinitesimal, but when you figure we're first responders to a lot of crap and Animal Control is among the last to actually show up, this might be important at some point:
  • The discovery of a rabid bat in the Lincoln Square neighborhood prompted the city late Saturday to issue a warning against any contact with bats or other wild animals.

    On Wednesday, a house cat discovered the bat in an apartment near Lawrence and Western Avenues and woke up a man and woman in the dwelling, according to the Chicago Department of Public Health.

  • "Rabies should never, under any circumstances, be taken lightly," CDPH Commissioner Terry Mason said in a release sent Saturday night. "This is a deadly viral disease that attacks the nervous system. There is no effective treatment for rabies once symptoms have started. At that point, it is fatal."

    [...] In a typical year, about two or three rabid bats are detected in the city, according to the CDPH
Someone wrote to us and said that a peregrine got into a house in North Lawndale last month. Coyote sightings are a daily occurrence up north and near downtown. Deer are like rats lately. Rabid bats might be more common than not.

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38 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seiser’s Lawyer Joke Of The Day:

Q: This disease, does it affect your memory at all?
A: Yes
Q: In what way does it affect your memory?
A: I forget
Q: You forget? Can you give me an example of something you forgotten?

1/12/2009 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's a rabid WEISel on the fifth floor at CPD HQ.

1/12/2009 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last year in the spring i saw a deer along the tracks in back of Ridge c.c. and this past fall saw a coyote running from a house in the same area....very sureal but not surprising.

1/12/2009 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in up north and we had two incidents of rabid bats and two sightings of coyotes.

1/12/2009 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, last week Monday, found a Bat in my office by Belmont and Cicero, it was in a garbage can. We covered the lid, and let it out, out back. We had no idea how it got in we called 311 and never heard anything abt. The incident. That's two incidents in less than a week.

1/12/2009 02:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Count Blagojevich's Cousin said...

Greetings and salutations, this is Count Blacula from Transcendentalvania! What's with this anti-Bat post on your how-you-say blog? The Bat is just one of God's creatures. Why does it have to be a "Bat" Thing? Pretty soon you'll be saying all we bats do is sleep all day and prey on the weak when the darkness comes. Oh wait! We do, Mwaahaahaa! We bats may not all be honor students, but we can be President someday! (WINK! Pulls his cape to his eyes) Watch out you midnight copper rangers. Before you can 1-Paul your how-you-say babymamadrama radio assignment, I will suck the blood from your veins faster than a Chicago Democrat can suck the Federal coffers dry as President, Mwaahaahaa! You'll wish you had bid on afternoons Rabid Response! Hoo Boy, was dat bad. I apologize, Night Train is flowing thru my veins tonight and I see two keyboards. I just got off my shift, I worked overtime in 023, boy you wanna talk about sucking! (Rimshot) Speaking of Rim shots, my cousin, Count Blagojevich is about to be impeached by the Congress of Vampires for bringing shame and discredit to Vampires everywhere. Ha! Just kidding, we love his evil works, GOOD EVE TO ALL! MWAAHAAHAAHAA!

1/12/2009 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the joker leaving the scene?

1/12/2009 07:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man you hit that on the head with that statement, SCC. ACC is the LAST to show up, if they ever bother even showing up. How the hell do those people keep their jobs. Where's the IG on that one?
Inspector General: start investigating that office. It sucks and is full of political appointments and favors.
If a volunteer isn't available out at the pound, they won't even get off their asses to show you a dog---"that's what volunteers are for" I was told...

1/12/2009 07:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Homan Square is full of Bats.

1/12/2009 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A deer impaled itself on a fence post in River Forest last fall at movie director Christopher Columbus' house. I've seen red fox and coyote several times last fall; curiously, they use sidewalk and crosswalk, unlike most Chicagoans.

1/12/2009 09:52:00 AM  
Blogger talnik said...

What are these bats doing awake in the middle of winter? They should be hibernating, with the rest of the bats. Maybe rabies precludes that.

1/12/2009 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

funny..they re worried about a rabid bat...but not worried about the old police stations/homeless shelters where the sick hang out all day. i think im better off with the bat biting me!

1/12/2009 10:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Batman said...

Rabid bats, that's bullshit. It's the city trying to scare you so they can give more no-show jobs to Animal Control political clout hacks. The bats around here eat insects and hibernate in the winter...they don't bother anybody.

1/12/2009 11:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coyote are wild predators and there's no designated hunting season nor is there a bag limit as long as you have a hunting license. As far as deer go, just remember the South Park episode, "Help, it's attacking me, it's attacking me!" "Bt. 2645, notify my sgt. of a firearm discharge, vicious animal destruction." Happy hunting boys and girls.

1/12/2009 11:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should let a couple hundred rabid bats lose in Englewood and let them have at it. They can take out thousands of the zombies that walk the streets each and every night

1/12/2009 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That weasel running loose at the HQ bldg also has a whole litter of little weasels that have infested the entire city.

1/12/2009 12:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know bats, sir, and you are no bat!

1/12/2009 01:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SSC THIS HAPPENED IN THE 018 DISTRICT, SEND THE MIGHTY SEISER THERE, HE WILL CAPTURE THIS BAT AND ISSUE IT AN ANOV. REMEMBER SEISER STILL RUNS IT.

1/12/2009 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

saw a fox stroll down my street

1/12/2009 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ha! Just kidding, we love his evil works, GOOD EVE TO ALL! MWAAHAAHAAHAA!

1/12/2009 03:44:00 AM

Funny Post LOL!

1/12/2009 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saw a cougar a while back, he was very gentle and loving, I used to feed him Kibbles and Bits. I havent seen him in a long time, anyone know what happened to him? He goes by the name of WUGGLES.

1/12/2009 05:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard there are people becoming sick from the bird crap by McCormick Place. Has anyone heard this?

1/12/2009 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/12/2009 12:43:00 AM

A coyote near a country club----blonde, brunette or redhead?

1/12/2009 06:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Man you hit that on the head with that statement, SCC. ACC is the LAST to show up, if they ever bother even showing up. How the hell do those people keep their jobs. Where's the IG on that one?
Inspector General: start investigating that office. It sucks and is full of political appointments and favors.
If a volunteer isn't available out at the pound, they won't even get off their asses to show you a dog---"that's what volunteers are for" I was told...

1/12/2009 07:53:00 AM

Richie has left them, like everyone else, seriously understaffed

1/12/2009 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the writer that said let hundreds of rabid bats loose in Englewood.....Think about it, the rabid bats would all die first...it would be "chalkie bats"

1/12/2009 06:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

saw a fox stroll down my street

1/12/2009 01:45:00 PM

SO? Did you get her phone # ?

1/12/2009 06:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Saw a cougar a while back, he was very gentle and loving, I used to feed him Kibbles and Bits. I havent seen him in a long time, anyone know what happened to him? He goes by the name of WUGGLES.

1/12/2009 05:01:00 PM"


You stole this story from the Keesing Bandit, didn't you?


Naughty boy.


Naughty, naughty, dirty little boy.

1/12/2009 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous COUGAR SIGHTING said...

Anonymous said...

Saw a cougar a while back, he was very gentle and loving, I used to feed him Kibbles and Bits. He goes by the name of WUGGLES. I havent seen him in a long time, anyone know what happened to him?
1/12/2009 05:01:00 PM


Yeah, 019 tact blasted MR WUGGLES out of his PJ's when he tried to beat feet east of the station!
.

1/12/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I heard there are people becoming sick from the bird crap by McCormick Place. Has anyone heard this?

1/12/2009 05:32:00 PM"


Why, is it used in the secret sauce?

1/12/2009 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know about bats. One gets in your house, turn on a light. It will hang upside down asleep on a curtain rod.


A bat gets tangled in a woman's hair. Don't fight it. Fill a bucket or trash can with water, then dip her head into it, and drown it.

1/12/2009 07:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder who's been calling in those "coyote sightings" in 011?!

Hmmmm!

1/12/2009 08:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The soldiers at ACC are being used to write tickets in order to generate moolah as opposed to being allowed to do their job.

Bird poop has the potential to carry salmonella. Kinda doubt that's what's causing people to get sick.

1/12/2009 10:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are we sure that the bat isn't Aunt Bea, maybe Lillie Crump.

Dump Da Crump '09

1/13/2009 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a volunteer isn't available out at the pound, they won't even get off their asses to show you a dog---"that's what volunteers are for" I was told...

1/12/2009 07:53:00 AM

Richie has left them, like everyone else, seriously understaffed

1/12/2009 06:22:00 PM

Yeah, understaffed my ass. That's why they won't leave their little "office" at ACC when 6 or more of them are present, drinking coffee and bullshitting, to open a cage so someone interested in ADOPTING can actually see the dog? Bullshit, they're understaffed. They've been like this for 20 years.

1/13/2009 08:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many old timers in here recall CARTEN from the old006th dist, and his bout with the bat in the squad car hirlarious CARTEEENNN

1/13/2009 12:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PLease Read and Sign...If it applies to you....CPD Retired!

OT: But important if you live in an area near the Cook County Forest Preserves!!

Please Officers and any City workers that pay hefty taxes to live in a home near the wooded areas in the City!

Take a second to read over and sign the petition to NOT BURN THE WOODS to make prairies again (burning to create areas for condos or homes)!

We HAVE to live in the City shit hole but why get rid of the areas that make us feel like we live in the suburbs or small towns?

We sure as hell do not profit from this and our property value of our homes may be affected by this....

Southside or Northside it doesn't matter..

http://urbanwildlifecoalition.org

Thanks again

Ret. 2 years!

1/13/2009 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A bat gets tangled in a woman's hair. Don't fight it. Fill a bucket or trash can with water, then dip her head into it, and drown it.

1/12/2009 07:20:00 PM

Drown the bat or the woman?

1/13/2009 05:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Drown the bat or the woman?

1/13/2009 05:34:00 PM"


Is that you, Drew?

1/14/2009 01:58:00 AM  

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