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Video Shows Rabid Bat's Wild Attack on an Oregon Man Playing Guitar by a Campfire


"It bit me!"

An Oregon man was attempting to play his guitar at a campsite last week when he was attacked and bitten by a rabid bat in broad daylight.

It's not hard to see why the aerial assault, which was captured on camera, is now going viral.

Watch Guitarist Get Attacked by Rabid Bat:

KATU, a local television station, reported that the victim, Derrick Skou, was peacefully playing guitar with his pals when the bat dropped in for the attack, which drew blood.

“Something hit me," he said, according to KATU. "I was concentrating on staying in time and all that, and it hit me here, and I kind of saw something out of my peripheral vision. And then it's there, and then it just bit me."

The video, according to Skou, only shows part of the story.

Even after the bat's initial successful sortie, it continued to pursue its ambitions of sucking Skou's blood with two more attacks, according to his account given to KATU.

A friend finally shot the animal dead with a BB gun.

"It was like a cold dog nose,” said Skou, according to KATU. “It was a cold bat nose, mouth, whatever. It didn't sting. I wasn't injected with anything. It was just a cold bite.”

Skou had the animal tested at a local health department and they confirmed it was rabid.

Skou sought medical treatment for the possibly rabies infection, according to KATU, and is taking a series of shots which are expected to easily defeat the disease.

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