Fri., July 6, 2012 7:32am (EDT)

Residents Warned About Rabid Bat
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ST. MARYS, Ga.  —  
The rabid bat was found in St. Marys in Camden County. Health officials said people should avoid any bat that is active during the day or found in a home or other places bats aren't usually seen. (Photo Courtesy of <a href=http://frank.itlab.us/photo_essays/wrapper.php?nov_20_2007_sydney.html>C. Frank Starmer</a>.)
The rabid bat was found in St. Marys in Camden County. Health officials said people should avoid any bat that is active during the day or found in a home or other places bats aren't usually seen. (Photo Courtesy of C. Frank Starmer.)
Health officials in a coastal Georgia county are urging residents to take precautions after a bat tested positive for rabies.

The rabid bat was found in St. Marys in Camden County. Health officials said people should avoid any bat that is active during the day or found in a home or other places bats aren't usually seen.

Health officials also urge residents to avoid contact with wild or stray animals and watch for unusual behavior in pets and wildlife.