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Person who dropped off rabid bat at Chino police HQ sought

June 8, 2012 |  8:25 am


Public health officials in San Bernardino County are searching for the person who dropped off a rabid bat at the Chino Police Department this week.

The live bat, which tested positive for rabies, was found in a cardboard box about 4:30 p.m. Monday at the police headquarters on Central Avenue.  

Chino officials said there were no indications that anyone was directly exposed to the bat, but the health department wants to talk to the person who dropped off the animal or other people who might have touched it.

Anyone with information about the matter can call health officials at (800) 722-4794 or the police at (909) 628-1234.


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Photo: A brown bat flies with a beetle in its mouth. Credit: Merlin D. Tuttle / Associated Press