Bat tests positive for rabies in King County, first of 2021

A Sammamish resident recently had a close call when they found a bat in their yard and attempted to move it with gardening gloves.

SAMMAMISH, Wash. — A rabid bat was found in the backyard of a home in Sammamish. Public Health – Seattle & King County said it is the first bat to test positive for rabies in King County this year.

The health department said a Sammamish resident found the bat in their yard and tried to move it while wearing gardening gloves. Officials said the bat became aggressive and bit the resident multiple times.

The resident alerted the health department, and

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