12 Rabid Bats Found in August, Highest Number in Decade

A dozen rabid bats were found this August on sidewalks and in homes and public parks in Washington, bring the yearly count to 21.
Little brown bat

The little brown bat is one of the most commonly seen in human habitat in Washington State.

According to the Washington State Department of Health, 21 rabid bats have been found in the state this year—including 12 in August alone, the most in a decade. For tips on what to do if you encounter a bat, check out this Kiro 7 report. If you're concerned about exposure, call King County Public Health immediately at 206-296-477.