Today’s edition of Best Gore Members Rock in brought to you by Best Gore member @wickedrabies, who got rabies, I mean… got her finger bit by a pet rat:
This happened a while ago and it really isn’t all that impressive, honestly, however I am iron anemic and this is the first bite I’ve ever received that I needed medical intervention because of the bleeding.
The rodent featured is the culprit to the bite – he is a two year old dumbo rat that had gotten loose for a short time.
I know better, handling animals is something I’ve been doing since I was very young, and I absentmindedly tried to grab him after sending him into a panic of fear. Of course he turned and bit me really fucking hard, I absolutely deserved the retaliation because one never tries to grab a scared animal bare handed.
In the end, that single bite bled for six hours total until finally seeking medical attention. I needed a lidocaine injection around the bleeding bite, of which took another ten minutes of attention to finally slow the flow enough to bandage. I also had to receive my very first tetanus shot in thirty years (of which I later found out I have an allergy to through informative Mother, my left arm is still stiff and limited in movement – therapy in progress to fix this too.)
No stitches needed, no notable nerve damage other than a new little scar that is a new lump on the knuckle. The biting rat is still a pet to me and has not resorted to repeating the offense, he is quite gentle when he isn’t scared.
So a word to the wise; scared, cornered, or threatened animals of all sizes absolutely will defend themselves – even if they love you in the end.
Thanks a lot for the pics and the story, @wickedrabies: