Level9TraumaCenter t1_j4jwopv wrote

> Protection lasts a decade or more, but health departments will have different ideas about when post-exp is necessary, and tend to lean towards public safety.

Titer every two years, except for the two opposite ends of the scale: those in labs researching rabies (every six months), and "Animal care professionals and others who frequently handle terrestrial mammals in regions without terrestrial rabies," i.e.: cavers (no titer checks). I believe that latter group is supposed to get a booster every three years.

Should be good for several years, such as in your case.

Source: knuckle-dragging, mud-eating caver.


Level9TraumaCenter t1_izxnxku wrote

Best as I know, the Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) is rarely- if ever- found in man-made structures. Contrast with Mexican free-tails that look like they're just pouring out from the joints between bridges when they set flight in the evening.


Level9TraumaCenter t1_iz1f4qn wrote

After ~200 years, the Santa Cruz Island sheep were similar in that they established an unmanaged population. The Nature Conservancy reclaimed the island from non-native grazing species, and Santa Cruz sheep were either captured or exterminated.

I don't know much about them other than what Google has to say, but I can't see anyone claiming they shed their coat, just that "Sheep have little or no wool on their bellies, faces, and legs, and many have short, woolless 'rat' tails."