Rabid Bat Found In Longview

A bat found near a home in Longview has tested positive for rabies. The Texas Department of Health says the bat was found yesterday in the neighborhood East of Green Street and South of Young street. That's in East-Central Longview.

The bat was shipped to a lab in Austin for testing. This is the city's first rabies-positive wildlife case since 2003.

Bob Hallmark, reporting.