A bat that bit a Lee’s Summit man last week has tested positive for rabies.
The bat bit the man in the 100 block of Northeast Misty Meadow Lane on July 8, police said.
The man, who has already started a precautionary series of rabies shots, said he was standing on his deck when the bat bit his foot, according to police.
Animal control officers recovered the bat from the home the next day and sent it to be tested for rabies.
Results came back Tuesday showing that the bat had tested positive for rabies, according to police.
It was the third rabid bat found recently in Lee’s Summit. The first was found June 1 in the 800 block of Northeast Chestnut Street. The second was found June 8 in the 1200 block of Southwest Walnut Street.
Police reminded people to avoid direct contact with any deceased animals or animals that appear to be sick.
Police also said people should have their pets vaccinated against rabies each year.
Robert A. Cronkleton, email@example.com