sounds like a bad childrens story
but seriously, I don't know how and I don't know where she caught it but about an hour ago when I went to let the cats in for the night I noticed that little miss Finnifer (AKA Finn) was happily munching on a BAT on the front porch.
I didn't even think Finn was going to BE a hunter, because she has shown no interest (to my knowledge) and pretty much ignores my mice, unlike Paint and Emry who do hunt and are eyeballing the mice all the time.
anyways, I tried to take it from her, but ofcourse she gave me a swat and cloistered herself somewhere in the dark abyss that is the tree line in front of the house to finish her presumably hard won catch
now, I am under the impression that the ONLY way to get rabies is to be bitten by the infected animal/animal carrying the desease, and that you cannot get rabies by eating said infected animal, that's why it's ok to eat Racoons and possums so long as you're ok with a gut full of parasites.
Finn is up to date on all of her shots EXCEPT for her rabies shots, which she hasn't even had yet since my preferred vet doesn't like to give rabies shots until about a year old.
she's been acting fine since, save for what seems like an upset belly, but then I've heard not much eats bats because they taste so bad , I checked her face/mouth for bites and nothing is bleeding.
so should I concider calling the vets in the morning or is it nothing to worry about?