What should you do if you get bitten by a bat?

1:47 PM, Sep 10, 2013   |    comments
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SAINT LOUIS PARK, Minnesota (KARE) -- You may have seen the tweets about Sven Sundgaard's precarious encounter with a bat. Well, it turns out his battle is helping some people learn a thing or two about rabies.

If he knew then what he knows now, Sven may have avoided rabies shots. In his fourth visit to Park Nicollet's Urgent Care Clinic in Saint Louis Park, Sven got his final dose of rabies vaccine Tuesday afternoon.

His ordeal began when he was sleeping in a cabin in mid-August and something brushed his face, a bat, which he shooed out the door. As he let the bat go, "I thought, 'Well, I don't think I was bit. Well, go on your way.'

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