Another rabid bat found at Safari Park

Another rabid bat found at Safari Park
Another rabid bat is found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park on July 10. Photo courtesy County of San Diego

ESCONDIDO — Another bat found lying on the ground at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has tested positive for rabies, according to a report from the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency.

The bat was found alive on July 10 at approximately 2:15 p.m. near the Oasis Deli in Nairobi Village.

Trained park staff collected the bat without directly touching it and no human or animal contact has been reported.

A Mexican free-tailed bat was found in the same location about a month ago on June 11, also testing positive for rabies.

The bats are native to Southern California.

The latest bat makes it the third to test positive for rabies in the county. According to the county, six bats were found last year that tested positive for rabies.

For anyone who may have come into contact with a rabid bat, call the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency at (619) 692-8499.

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