Rabid bat discovered at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac

 Photo courtesy: King County Public Health

SEATAC, Wash. - A bat found at Angle Lake Park in SeaTac this week has tested positive for rabies, according to King County Public Health.

A park visitor discovered the bat near the old lifeguard shack on Tuesday and said it appeared to be very sick. The visitor notified a city employee who contacted Regional Animal Services of King County (RASKC)

An RASKC employee humanely euthanized the bat and took it to the State Public Health lab for testing. The lab confirmed Wednesday the bat has rabies.

It's the third rabid bat found in King County this month. Last week a rabid bat was discovered in Ballard just days after another was found at Green Lake.

Health officials warn anyone who may have come in contact with the bat to contact them immediately at 206-296-4774 for information on preventative treatment.

Pets might have been exposed, too. If you think your pet was exposed, contact your veterinarian immediately. Pets will need to be revaccinated if they had contact with a bat.

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