'There's A Bat In The Baby's Room': Confronting Danger Armed With A Tennis Racket. And A Microwave. | KNKX

'There's A Bat In The Baby's Room': Confronting Danger Armed With A Tennis Racket. And A Microwave.

May 12, 2018


Silvana Clark was sitting at home, feeding her 6-month old daughter in the wee hours of the morning. Everything felt peaceful and perfect, like a Hallmark commercial.

 

Suddenly, she felt a whoosh over her head. Turning on a lamp, she was horrified to see a bat sitting in the nursery on a lacy, white curtain.

 

"There’s a bat in the baby’s room. Get it out! Get it out!” she screamed.

 

Then she looked closely at her daughter's face, and noticed blood covering the inside of her child’s ear. She had been bitten.

 

Bats, of course, carry rabies, a disease that, if left untreated, is nearly 100 percent fatal.

 

They called 911, and were told the bat needed to be tested at a lab. That meant they needed to kill this bat.

 

Her husband suited up for battle in rubber boots, a thick ski jacket, and a full motorcycle helmet with visor down.

 

Holding up a tennis racket, he called out “I’m going in!”

 

You can hear Clark tell the tale of what happened next by clicking the "listen" button above.