Last weekend, the zoo hosted multiple overnight campouts in the aquarium. On Sunday, a camper woke up to a wild bat near her head. Of seven bats found and tested later, one tested positive for rabies.
An Omaha family is getting rabies shots after its puppy apparently became infected from a rabid bat.
The creatures, at peak activity now, can get into homes or apartments, and they can interact with pets.
Bats are at peak activity this time of year, which increases the possibility of exposure.
The apprehended animals were held in custody and allowed to sober up in what can only be deemed a raccoon drunk tank.
DeDe Phillips grew up in the country, and she knew all about bobcats - including how they kill.
The claims have caused concern in the medical community about the alternative treatment and why it has been approved by the Canadian government.
All of the cats are spayed or neutered, have microchips and have had rabies shots.
The Sarpy/Cass Health Department has reported its first confirmed case of rabies in 2016.
Three bats have tested positive for rabies in Douglas County this summer, prompting local public health authorities to give advice to those who may have a close encounter with the flying mammals.
Health officials are reminding Nebraskans that bats are active this time of year, which can increase the possibility of exposure to rabies.
The students were vaccinated Tuesday night after Ames Animal Control supervisor Ron Edwards learned how many bats they had been exposed to, according to The Des Moines Register.
"I don’t want to be malicious or get the owners in trouble," said Lindsey Zentic. "I just want to know whether I have to start the series of shots."