Dead bat found in Riverside area; man exposed to rabies last week
The bat was discovered by an employee on a campus in Highgrove. The school was empty because children were on summer break, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.
The bat was taken to a laboratory to be tested for rabies.
Last week, a 55-year-old man cleaning a pool in Riverside was exposed to a dead bat that was rabid. The man told officials he was removing debris from a drain and grabbed the animal, department officials said.
In an unincorporated neighborhood near Hemet, a dog came into a contact with a dead bat that was rabid, officials said. The dog had a current rabies vaccination.
Also last week, officials in San Bernardino County declared a possible rabies exposure alert after someone dropped off a rabid bat at the Chino Police Department.
— Robert J. Lopez
Photo: Bat that was found at Riverside County school. Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services