Lewisville seeks kids seen playing with rabid bat

Photo Courtesy: OLT.org
Photo Courtesy: OLT.org

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.

 

CTG Staff
CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette is a locally-owned and operated regional newspaper and website covering community news and people in southern Denton County, TX, including the communities of Argyle, Bartonville, Canyon Falls, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Harvest, Highland Village, Lantana and Robson Ranch.

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