06 Apr '12, 2pm

Rocker gets rabies shots after bat urinates in his eye

Rocker gets rabies shots after bat urinates in his eye

Most people equate the rabies virus with something you contract after being bitten by an animal, but the truth is that any contact with an infected animal's fluids is risky. Rocker Andrew Elstner, guitarist for the metal band Torche, learned this the hard way after a bat squirted urine in his eye. No, really. "Whether or not you think I'm telling the truth is irrelevant at this point," he shared on his Facebook page . "What I'm worried about now is rabies. A bat. It pissed into my eye. [God] help me." Elstner's strange experience began after he found a bat trapped in the room of an old home he owns in the country. "I switch on the overhead light/ceiling fan combo and what I think at first is a shadow being cast from the spinning fan blades turns out to be a freaking bat," he writes. "It circles the room a few times at light speed, and on one of the turns, dive bombs my hea...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/health/fitness-well-being/blogs/rocker...

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