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Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe hilariously tweets about being attacked by bat vs. Spurs

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A bat interrupted the Bucks vs. Spurs game, and point guard Eric Bledsoe has a lot to say about the matter and took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

Apparently, according to ESPN, the bats in San Antonio frequently interrupt games for the players. So much so, in fact, that it’s become a bit of a tradition to stop games to clear out the bats.

For this latest bat-crazy incident, it interrupted the third quarter of the game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Milwaukee Bucks. (For what it’s worth, the presence of the bat didn’t stop San Antonio from taking home the victory in a 121-114 game.)

Eric Bledsoe made a slick comment about the bat, but so did center Brook Lopez, who joked to ESPN that he would love to become a superhero if the bat decided to take a bite out of him.

“If you’ve learned anything from the modern superhero myth, if you see a bat around and it bites you, you have a 75 percent chance of ending up a superhero. Otherwise, you’ll probably get really sick. But it’d be cool to be a superhero. You don’t need to be too afraid. I’d say give it a shot.”

According to the New York State Department of Health, bats only rarely bite.  Since 1990, 21 of the 23 rabies deaths from exposures in the U.S. were from the bat variant, and only one of these had a reported bite. The only human rabies deaths in New York State over the past 40 years were a result of exposure to a bat rabies virus.

So, Eric Bledsoe was certainly right to run scared.