Rabid bat found in Round Rock park

(AP Photo/Harry Cabluck)

ROUND ROCK (KXAN) — A bat infected with rabies was found Tuesday inside of the Play For all Abilities Park, at 151 N. AW Grimes in Round Rock. The bat was transported by Round Rock Animal Control to the Texas Department of State Health Services where it tested positive for rabies.

At this time, there is no known human or animal contact with the bat. It is also not known how long the bat was located in this area. If you had contact with this bat, call the Round Rock Police Department immediately at 512-218-5500.

There have been several rabid bat related incidents in Central Texas in the past several months. On Sept. 3 a bat infected with rabies was found in a Georgetown office building.

On Aug. 15, a woman received precautionary medical attention after a bat bite at a Round Rock Walmart.

The City of Austin reported in August that 33 bats had tested positive for rabies this season, which starts in May. In 2012, the City had 76 bats test positive for rabies and in 2013, the number was 88. Bat season in Central Texas typically ends in September.

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