How to Safely Contain a Bat
a bat has bitten or is suspected of biting a human
or animal, it is important to safely contain him
and contact your local health department for possible
rabies testing. It is vital that you are not bitten
by a bat, so use the following precautions.
- Wear leather gloves
that can not be penetrated by the bat's teeth.
- Place a coffee can
or cardboard box upside-down, over the bat.
- Slide a thick piece
of cardboard between the surface and the box.
- Securely tape the
cardboard in place.
- Air holes should be added, but be sure they
are smaller than a quarter.
- Do not leave any gaps 3/8 of an inch or
larger in the container.
- Call your local