A bat that was found in a Lexington neighborhood recently has tested positive for rabies, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said on Twitter Monday.
The bat was found inside a home in the Radcliffe/Marlboro neighborhood, which sits between Russell Cave Road and South Broadway just outside of New Circle Road, according to the health department.
The health department has posted signs in the area to alert people to what happened, and they're reminding the public of the importance of keeping pets current on rabies vaccinations.
Early symptoms of rabies in pets include changes in behavior, chewing at the site of a bite, fever and loss of appetite, according to the health department.
Bats that are active during the day or seem unable to fly could have rabies, according to the health department. Anyone who finds a bat inside their home and could have been exposed to rabies is asked to call the Division of Environmental Health and Protection at 859-231-9791.