Dead bat found in Driftwood area tests positive for rabies

The Hays County Sheriff's Office says that a rabid bat has been found in the Driftwood area.

Officials say that on August 29 authorities responded to Carpenter Hill Elementary at 4410 RR 967 in Buda for a dead bat call. The bat was found under the basketball hoop near the eastern parking lot. 

The bat was examined by the Department of State Health Services and tested positive for rabies.

Officials say that all indications are that no human contact was made with the bat but ask that if anyone believes they or someone else may have come into physical contact with the animal to either call the Hays County Sheriff's Office Animal Control Unit at 512-393-7896 or The Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control at 254-778-6744.