Rabid bat found in Gypsum

By scott miller

EAGLE COUNTY — As bat activity increases with warmer temperatures, residents should be aware that a bat found in Gypsum has tested positive for rabies. Bats consume thousands of tons of night-flying insects annually and are beneficial to a healthy ecosystem. However, Eagle County Public Health Director Jennifer Ludwig says bats may carry diseases that can spread to people and pets, so it’s important to avoid contact with them. While most bats do not carry rabies, grounded or easily handled bats or other wild animals are most likely sick or injured and should be avoided by untrained people. Rabies is …

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