Bat tests positive for rabies in Jasper National Park

July 23, 2018
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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.

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