You ever have a live flying mammal living in one of your electronic device's cases?
Roy Syverston of South Hampton, New Hampshire was treated to an unpleasant surprise when he want to close his iPad case on Wednesday, May 29th.
"It felt like a little bee sting, and it hurt," the 86-year-old man said.
A bat had been hiding in the case and bit him as he attempted to close it.
South Hampton man bit by rabid bat hiding in his iPad case www.youtube.com
In response, he closed the case fully so that the bat couldn't go anywhere.
"I looked and there was the bat looking out at me, and I could see his wings had the little hooks on them," he said. "It must have been very squished in there."
@SkyNews *checks all devices in case there is a bat between it*— Aria (@Aria)1559203318.0
@ms_aria101 @SkyNews https://t.co/ggUrI8hX55— Emyr (@Emyr)1559260309.0
@SkyNews I hate it when that happens.. 🙄— Lil fire fly (@Lil fire fly)1559205432.0
@Lilfire_fly @SkyNews Don't you mean I hate it when bat happens? 😂— Paul Masters (@Paul Masters)1559234728.0
@SkyNews @JoanSmi54744685 iPad risk assessments now need updating.— Tony Youens (@Tony Youens)1559199286.0
Syverston said he managed to get the i-Bat outside but that he found it dead. Upon calling animal control to have it tested for rabies, it tested positive--so now Syverston is being tested for rabies as well.
He said to NBC Boston the incident has also left him paranoid.
"When I open up the Manchester Union Leader to read now I'm very careful when I open it up," he said. "When I open up the refrigerator I want to make sure there's nothing in the refrigerator, cereal box... what could be lurking in there? So maybe I am getting paranoid, I don't know."
@SkyNews That's a bad day.— 𝙹𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝙺𝚘𝚑𝚕 (@𝙹𝚞𝚜𝚝𝚒𝚗 𝙺𝚘𝚑𝚕)1559190307.0
@SkyNews I knew bats liked Apple, but this is ridiculous!!— Stumps (@Stumps)1559206343.0
@SkyNews Rub some garlic on it— gositonacactusplant (@gositonacactusplant)1559190405.0
@SkyNews Old people and tech don't mix.— i.am.back©️ & friends™️ (@i.am.back©️ & friends™️)1559194783.0
@SkyNews Between the back of this Ipad and its case, so this is where the Bat-tery always sits.— stefan aldrich (@stefan aldrich)1559190577.0
@SkyNews How? What? https://t.co/dSSBdcssxw— MylesHSG (@MylesHSG)1559199129.0
However, Syverston is in good spirits.
His only regret is that the bat "probably knew [his] password."
@SkyNews I hope he is ok. Rabies is awful— M L Stevens (@M L Stevens)1559190408.0
@SkyNews Poor bat. Hope they're both ok— 🇬🇧 Selina 🇬🇧 (@🇬🇧 Selina 🇬🇧)1559190852.0
@SkyNews Bats are evil— Alexandru Bradescu (@Alexandru Bradescu)1559191093.0
@SkyNews https://t.co/v33r8mi6N9— disaster-chef (@disaster-chef)1559191020.0
@SkyNews “Can’t innovate anymore, my ass”— Chips_T95 (@Chips_T95)1559190181.0
So next time you go to open your various electronic devices, have a second look.
Or else you may be ambushed by a rabid flying creature.
Bat, I mean but, probably not.