Bat Colony Sets up in Woman's Home

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A St. Louis County woman who was bitten by bats
in her home hopes others can learn from her experience.

Deane Jones, of Webster Groves, was attacked by bats in her sleep last week.

The St. Louis County Health Department has advised her to get rabies shots and move out of her home until a large bat colony can be removed.

Experts said there were anywhere from 20 to 200 of them living
in her attic. A pest control company says it responds to a dozen bat calls a month.

Bats are protected animals until their babies are old enough to
fly. Jones' house will be modified to allow the bats to fly out but
not fly back in.

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