Rabid Bat Discovered In Longview

A bat found near a private pool in Longview has tested positive for rabies.

The bat was shipped to a health lab in Austin after a Longview resident found it dead in their backyard. At this time, health officials say there is no known human contact with the animal.

But if you're think you may have come into contact with this animal, you are encouraged to call the city's animal control office at (903) 237-1290.