Bat tests positive for rabies in Jasper National Park

July 23, 2018
Category: Uncategorized


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.

Source link