Little Brown Bat admitted that needs syringe feeding to regain strength. Bats are Rabies Vector Species (RVS) meaning they can easily carry and transmit the rabies virus. Rabies is a zoonotic “disease” meaning it is transmitted between animals and humans. Any mammal can contract rabies, but the 6 most prevalent RVS mammals in Pennsylvania are the bat, raccoon, skunk, fox, coyote, and even the woodchuck (groundhog). It is important to never handle wildlife without gloves and always contact your local wildlife rehab to make sure you are doing what is in the best interest of the animal and safest for you.