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  1. #1
    Julian Vrieslander Guest

    Default The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup


    <http://abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=5900965>

    >>>>>


    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa September 27, 2008 (AP)

    It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt after
    she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in the filter.
    The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman reported a bat in
    her house but wasn't too worried about it. She turned on her automatic
    coffee maker before bedtime and drank her coffee the next morning.

    She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that
    night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.

    Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain
    was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.

    >>>>>


    [linked page has a photo]

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    Julian Vrieslander

  2. #2
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    On Sat 27 Sep 2008 08:58:41p, Julian Vrieslander told us...

    >
    > <http://abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=5900965>
    >
    >>>>>>

    >
    > CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa September 27, 2008 (AP)
    >
    > It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt after
    > she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in the filter.
    > The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman reported a bat in
    > her house but wasn't too worried about it. She turned on her automatic
    > coffee maker before bedtime and drank her coffee the next morning.
    >
    > She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that
    > night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.
    >
    > Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain
    > was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.


    UGH!

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    Julian Vrieslander wrote:
    > <http://abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=5900965>
    >
    >>>>>>

    >
    > CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa September 27, 2008 (AP)
    >
    > It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt
    > after she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in
    > the filter. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman
    > reported a bat in her house but wasn't too worried about it. She
    > turned on her automatic coffee maker before bedtime and drank her
    > coffee the next morning.
    >
    > She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that
    > night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.
    >
    > Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain
    > was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.


    How'd the bat get into the coffeemaker? You have to wonder.

    I went to school with a single guy who went out drinking one
    Friday night. The next morning when he got up, a bat crawled
    out of bed with him. Freaked him out but you can imagine the
    jokes.

    nancy

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    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    Nancy Young wrote:
    > Julian Vrieslander wrote:
    >> <http://abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=5900965>
    >>
    >>>>>>>

    >>
    >> CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa September 27, 2008 (AP)
    >>
    >> It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt
    >> after she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in
    >> the filter. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman
    >> reported a bat in her house but wasn't too worried about it. She
    >> turned on her automatic coffee maker before bedtime and drank her
    >> coffee the next morning.
    >> She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that
    >> night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.
    >>
    >> Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain
    >> was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.

    >
    > How'd the bat get into the coffeemaker? You have to wonder.
    >
    > I went to school with a single guy who went out drinking one
    > Friday night. The next morning when he got up, a bat crawled
    > out of bed with him. Freaked him out but you can imagine the
    > jokes.
    >
    > nancy


    Good opportunity for rabies there.

    I also wondered how the bat got into the coffeemaker. Odd. And
    that sure would give ME a jolt too.

    --
    Jean B.

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    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    On Sep 28, 12:22*am, "Nancy Young" <rjynly...@comcast.net> wrote:
    > Julian Vrieslander wrote:
    > > <http://abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=5900965>

    >
    > > CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa September 27, 2008 (AP)

    >
    > > It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt
    > > after she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in
    > > the filter. The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman
    > > reported a bat in her house but wasn't too worried about it. She
    > > turned on her automatic coffee maker before bedtime and drank her
    > > coffee the next morning.

    >
    > > She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that
    > > night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.

    >
    > > Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain
    > > was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.

    >
    > How'd the bat get into the coffeemaker? *You have to wonder.
    >

    Bats can crawl through a space less than 1/4" wide, so it is possible
    that the bat thought it was headed for something like a bat house. Or
    someplace dark, since they don't care for light (not enough food in
    light places).

    They would get into my Mom's house, and to get them out, we'd open the
    front and back doors, and let them sense the air current and follow it
    out.

    maxine in ri

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    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    Jean B. wrote:
    > Nancy Young wrote:


    >> I went to school with a single guy who went out drinking one
    >> Friday night. The next morning when he got up, a bat crawled
    >> out of bed with him. Freaked him out but you can imagine the
    >> jokes.


    > Good opportunity for rabies there.


    Definitely, these days. This was well before the epidemic of
    the past couple of decades hit, so I imagine Jim is still live
    and kicking.

    > I also wondered how the bat got into the coffeemaker. Odd. And
    > that sure would give ME a jolt too.


    I saw that maxine said it might have been looking for a bat cave,
    I can see that, but I don't think it could crawl into my coffee
    filter, not unless it lifted the lid. Obviously the woman has a
    different model.

    nancy

  7. #7
    Jean B. Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    Nancy Young wrote:
    > Jean B. wrote:
    >> Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    >>> I went to school with a single guy who went out drinking one
    >>> Friday night. The next morning when he got up, a bat crawled
    >>> out of bed with him. Freaked him out but you can imagine the
    >>> jokes.

    >
    >> Good opportunity for rabies there.

    >
    > Definitely, these days. This was well before the epidemic of
    > the past couple of decades hit, so I imagine Jim is still live
    > and kicking.
    >
    >> I also wondered how the bat got into the coffeemaker. Odd. And
    >> that sure would give ME a jolt too.

    >
    > I saw that maxine said it might have been looking for a bat cave,
    > I can see that, but I don't think it could crawl into my coffee filter,
    > not unless it lifted the lid. Obviously the woman has a different model.
    > nancy


    Yes, I am thinking of my coffee makers. No 1/4-inch openings
    there. I did think of the rather thin slits in bat houses....

    --
    Jean B.

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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    Julian Vrieslander <[email protected]> wrote:

    > <http://abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=5900965>


    Add this the list of things you can cook in a coffee maker.

    > [linked page has a photo]


    It's not a real photo, just a re-enactment.

    -sw

  9. #9
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    "Jean B." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I also wondered how the bat got into the coffeemaker.


    Maybe there were bugs in the cheap coffee she was using.

    -sw

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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup


    "maxine in ri" <[email protected]> wrote
    >They would get into my Mom's house, and to get them out, we'd open the
    >front and back doors, and let them sense the air current and follow it
    >out.


    I felt sorrier for the bat than the woman.



  11. #11
    Dave Bell Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    Julian Vrieslander wrote:
    > <http://abcnews.go.com/WaterCooler/wireStory?id=5900965>
    >
    >
    > CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa September 27, 2008 (AP)
    >
    > It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an Iowa woman an extra jolt after
    > she had her morning coffee. It was also the bat she found in the filter.
    > The Iowa Department of Public Health says the woman reported a bat in
    > her house but wasn't too worried about it. She turned on her automatic
    > coffee maker before bedtime and drank her coffee the next morning.
    >
    > She discovered the bat in the filter when she went to clean it that
    > night. The woman has undergone treatment for possible rabies.
    >
    > Health officials say that the bat was sent to a lab but that its brain
    > was too cooked by the hot water to determine whether it had rabies.
    >
    >
    > [linked page has a photo]
    >

    Poor bat!
    Reminds me of the one I caught in a country house we were renting, about
    40 tears ago. We came home one evening with some groceries, and found a
    "bird" had gotten into the house. It was flying around frantically, and
    after a couple of minutes, my wife asked, "Um, do birds have *ears*?",
    when it flew across the kitchen light over her head.
    I tried to throw a bath towel over it as it circled the living room, but
    of course it was way to fast at dodging me. Finally, I got frustrated
    and just shot up a hand and grabbed at it. I don't know which of us was
    more startled when I caught it!
    Put it into a blown-up produce bag so we could watch it for a bit. The
    cats were *really* fascinated, as it walked around like it was in a big
    hamster ball! Eventually, opened the bag and watched it flit off into
    the woods. That was when I realized I had gotten a bite scratch on my palm!
    I talked with our vet, an old-timer in the region, and his opinion was
    that he hadn't seen a case of rabies in bats around there for over 30
    years. He felt I was more at risk from the shots than the bite. I knew
    what my MD would say, so made my own decision. I did make a mental list
    of people I'd like to bite, though...

    Dave

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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup


    "Dave Bell" <[email protected]> wrote

    > I did make a mental list of people I'd like to bite, though...
    >

    hahaha!



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    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    On Sep 28, 12:47*pm, "cybercat" <cyberpu...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > "maxine in ri" <weed...@gmail.com> wrote
    >
    > >They would get into my Mom's house, and to get them out, we'd open the
    > >front and back doors, and let them sense the air current and follow it
    > >out.

    >
    > I felt sorrier for the bat than the woman.


    True, the bat was scalded to death, and the woman only has to deal
    with the rather painful, I'm told, rabies treatment. I am just
    surprised that she didn't notice any unusual flavor in her coffee.
    Too early in the morning? Chili-head?

    maxine in ri

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    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup


    Nancy Young wrote:

    > Jean B. wrote:
    > > Nancy Young wrote:

    >
    > >> I went to school with a single guy who went out drinking one
    > >> Friday night. The next morning when he got up, a bat crawled
    > >> out of bed with him. Freaked him out but you can imagine the
    > >> jokes.

    >
    > > Good opportunity for rabies there.

    >
    > Definitely, these days. This was well before the epidemic of
    > the past couple of decades hit, so I imagine Jim is still live
    > and kicking.
    >
    > > I also wondered how the bat got into the coffeemaker. Odd. And
    > > that sure would give ME a jolt too.

    >
    > I saw that maxine said it might have been looking for a bat cave,
    > I can see that, but I don't think it could crawl into my coffee
    > filter, not unless it lifted the lid. Obviously the woman has a
    > different model.



    Hmmm...how cool would that be...a combo coffeemaker - bat cave...haven't
    seen that gizmo on _Batman_ yet...!!!


    --
    Best
    Greg



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    cybercat Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup


    "maxine in ri" <[email protected]> wrote

    > I am just surprised that she didn't notice any unusual flavor in her
    > coffee.


    Me too!



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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    maxine in ri <[email protected]> wrote:


    > True, the bat was scalded to death, and the woman only has to deal
    > with the rather painful, I'm told, rabies treatment.


    Rabies treatments are less painful than getting a shot full of
    lidocaine (a local anesthetic to *kill* pain). The later hurts like
    a mofo, at least where I've been getting them.

    -sw

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    Cheryl Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > maxine in ri <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >> True, the bat was scalded to death, and the woman only has to deal
    >> with the rather painful, I'm told, rabies treatment.

    >
    > Rabies treatments are less painful than getting a shot full of
    > lidocaine (a local anesthetic to *kill* pain). The later hurts like
    > a mofo, at least where I've been getting them.


    Where did you get the shot? I just had one in my shoulder (rotator cuff)
    and it was lidocaine and steroid. It felt more strange than painful.


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    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> maxine in ri <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>> True, the bat was scalded to death, and the woman only has to deal
    >>> with the rather painful, I'm told, rabies treatment.

    >>
    >> Rabies treatments are less painful than getting a shot full of
    >> lidocaine (a local anesthetic to *kill* pain). The later hurts like
    >> a mofo, at least where I've been getting them.

    >
    > Where did you get the shot? I just had one in my shoulder (rotator cuff)
    > and it was lidocaine and steroid. It felt more strange than painful.


    I assume it's lidocaine they're shooting me up with. They put it
    right below my spine at the tailbone, right where the crack of my
    ass starts. It burns like hell. come to think of it, I don't
    think it hurt that bad last time I got stitches, so it might just be
    the location. The tailbone thing is the location of chronic
    pilonital cyst, so it may be like putting salt on an open wound.

    =sw


    -sw

  19. #19
    blake murphy Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup

    On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 18:09:26 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > I assume it's lidocaine they're shooting me up with. They put it
    > right below my spine at the tailbone, right where the crack of my
    > ass starts. It burns like hell. come to think of it, I don't
    > think it hurt that bad last time I got stitches, so it might just be
    > the location. The tailbone thing is the location of chronic
    > pilonital cyst, so it may be like putting salt on an open wound.
    >
    > =sw


    i *knew* it! you're not sqwertz at all, you're rush limbaugh!

    your pal,
    billo

  20. #20
    Gregory Morrow Guest

    Default Re: The best part of wakin' up... is a bat in your cup


    blake murphy wrote:

    > On Sun, 28 Sep 2008 18:09:26 -0500, Sqwertz wrote:
    > >
    > > I assume it's lidocaine they're shooting me up with. They put it
    > > right below my spine at the tailbone, right where the crack of my
    > > ass starts. It burns like hell. come to think of it, I don't
    > > think it hurt that bad last time I got stitches, so it might just be
    > > the location. The tailbone thing is the location of chronic
    > > pilonital cyst, so it may be like putting salt on an open wound.
    > >
    > > =sw

    >
    > i *knew* it! you're not sqwertz at all, you're rush limbaugh!
    >



    Rush is too B-U-S-Y being rich and successful and popular to be bimbling
    around on a newsgroup, blake...


    --
    Best
    Greg



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