By Debra Fitzgerald (August 19, 2009) (See original article in Pipestone County Star)
A bat that bit a Pipestone man tested negative for rabies, according to the Pipestone County Sheriff, Dan Delaney. The Sheriff’s Office learned of the bite after Jeremy Weddell reported, Wednesday, Aug. 12, having shortness of breath after being bitten by a bat.
“The bat was inside his residence, which is not uncommon,” Delaney said. Weddell was taken by ambulance to the Pipestone County Medical Center where he was treated and released the same day.
Meanwhile, the bat was recovered from Weddell’s home and taken to the Pipestone Veterinary Clinic, where it was forwarded to Brookings for rabies analysis.The Sheriff’s Office learned Monday, Aug. 17, that the bat tested negative for rabies.