LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says a bat discovered in Lexington has tested positive for rabies.
Officials found the bat in a home on Chenault Road, located in the area of Tates Creek and Chinoe Roads.
The health department has posted signs in the area to alert residents.
Rabies can be harmful to humans, pets and wild animals. State law requires owners to have their pets vaccinated against rabies.
Health officials say you should be leery of any bats that are active during the day or that are unable to fly. They also warn never to handle any bat, dead or alive.