BAYTOWN, TX --There's a renewed warning to stay away from bats if you spot one in your neighborhood. A bat that was discovered in Baytown has tested positive for rabies. A family noticed their cat playing with something along ward near Danubina Street, which turned out to be a bat. They called animal control, who took the bat away and tested it for rabies. That test came back positive.
The cat had to be euthanized because it didn't have its rabies vaccine. Animal control officials say about one percent of bats carry rabies. Residents across our area may see more bats this time of year, due to migratory patterns.