Rabid bat found inside man's home

August 9, 2012 3:19:21 PM PDT
Officials have confirmed that a dead bat found inside a Cary man's home was rabid.

On Tuesday, the homeowner contacted Town of Cary Animal Control officials to report the dead animal inside his home in the 300 block of Tweed Circle.

Cary police later took the animal to the State Laboratory of Public Health in Raleigh for testing.

On Wednesday, officials confirmed that the bat was infected with the rabies virus.

Even though the homeowner was not injured, he is reportedly still taking all necessary precautions since he was exposed to the rabid animal.

Cary's first reported case of rabies this year was in March when three dogs were exposed to a rabid raccoon.

Officials are reminding citizens to use caution when dealing with any animal that may be suspicious or may have come in contact with a suspicious animal.

They said seek help immediately if you or your pets are bitten by any animal, and notify officials as soon as possible.

If you suspect a rabid animal, or have a wild animal in your home, contact Cary Animal Control immediately at (919) 319-4517.

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