Ottawa Bat Woman Cited After Pet Bites Son

By: AP
By: AP

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) _ Police say an Ottawa woman has been cited after one of her family's pet bats bit her son.

Police cited a 30-year-old woman on Tuesday for keeping exotic animals within city limits after one of her four pet bats bit her 9-year-old son. Police said the woman kept the four small bats in a cage.

Capt. Randy Allan said the bats were confiscated and turned over to a local veterinarian for testing. Allan said the potential for infection or rabies was more serious than the 9-year-old boy's wound.

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