Rabid bat found near Rillito River walk - Tucson News Now

Rabid bat found near Rillito River walk

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A bat that tested positive for rabies was found Tuesday, Aug. 29 on the Rillito River walk, according to the Pima County Health Department. 

It is not known how long the bat was in the area near the bridge on Campbell Avenue and Limberlost Road.  

If you, a family member, or your pet had contact with this bat or were near the area on the River walk, they should immediately notify the Pima County Health Department at (520) 724-7797.

If you see a bat or any other wildlife acting oddly or on the ground, do not touch it. Stay away and immediately notify the Pima Animal Care Center by calling (520) 724-5900. It is not normal for a wild animal to be friendly with people, so stay away from any animal that seems unafraid.

Pet owners are encouraged to protect their cats and dogs by making sure they are current on their rabies vaccination. 

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