Rabid bat found at Davis Community Park
08/20/2014 10:29 AM
08/20/2014 10:30 AM
A bat found by children in a Davis park has tested positive for rabies.
The Yolo County Sheriff’s Office said that on Aug. 13 around 12:30 p.m. the bat was noticed in a tire swing at Davis Community Park in the children’s playground behind the Davis Arts Center.
The bat fell out of the tire swing and crawled on the ground as children alerted an adult. The bat was eventually taken to the Napa-Solano-Yolo-Marin County Public Health Laboratory to test for the rabies virus.
Results determined that the bat did have rabies. Last year, numerous bats under the pedestrian over-crossing at Covell Boulevard and F Street at Davis Community Park tested positive for rabies.
Bats, valuable animals for their insect-catching abilities, are again roosting at the pedestrian bridge. Citizens are reminded not to disturb the bat colony.
Also, if a bat is found on the ground, do not attempt to pick it up. Contact Yolo County Sheriff’s Animal Services to have the bat removed.
Sacto 911 StaffBill Lindelof
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