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Lewisville seeks kids seen playing with rabid bat

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Photo Courtesy: OLT.org
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Lewisville Animal Services is searching for a group of children who were spotted playing with a live bat Saturday morning at the Lake Park ball fields.

It happened between 10-11 a.m. between fields 7 and 8. The children were gone before LAS arrived at the scene. That bat tested positive for rabies.

LAS says there’s no reason to expect a widespread outbreak of rabies, but it is extremely important that anyone exposed be identified and examined right away.

If you are aware of a child who might have been involved please contact Ethel at LAS right away at 972-219-3478. They say that it can be difficult to know if you have been bitten, so it’s best to let a professional evaluate.

If you see a bat, do not approach or handle it as they can be carriers of several infectious diseases.

 

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