SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KTLA) — Forty-five rabid bats have been discovered in Los Angeles County so far this year, the highest number in modern history, authorities said Monday.
Thirteen of the rabid bats were found in the Santa Clarita area, according to a map of all the cases compiled by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
There are usually only 10 positive rabid bat reports a year.
Authorities warned the public to avoid handling bats and to report any found in homes or other places frequented by people to local animal control, especially if the animals are seen during the day.
SNIP: Oopsies. I meant THIS bat :