Thursday, September 28, 2006


Iowa Woman Finds Drowned Bat in Tea Mug

`A western Iowa woman is recovering from the shock of finding a drowned bat in her tea mug – after she sipped from the cup all day. The brown bat, about the size of two tea bags, was found a few weeks ago by a 60-year-old Woodbury County woman, said Chuck Cipperley, an environmental director for the Siouxland health office in Sioux City. [..]

Mike Pentella, program manager at University Hygienic Laboratory, said the bat was a first for the lab.

“We test many, many bats,” he said, “but none that have drowned in a cup of tea before.”‘

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