Bat tests positive for rabies in Jasper National Park
A bat has tested positive for rabies in Jasper National Park, according to Alberta Health Services and Parks Canada.
AHS said a hiker reported the bat on the Valley of Five Lakes trail, just south of Jasper, last weekend.
Parks Canada staff investigated and captured the bat.
A number of bats, and occasionally other mammals, test positive for rabies in Alberta every year. Officials warn that animals behaving unusually or out of character may be rabies carriers.