Beware of Bats - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Beware of Bats

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

Bats are the leading cause of rabies in humans, although it's rare. This time of the year, the flying rodents are very active and researchers in several states found rabies already.

If you do find a bat in your house, get it removed by a pest company. They leave very small punctures so sometimes it can be hard to tell if you have been bitten or not. If you do get bit, go to your doctor immediately, and remember that your pets may be in danger too.

"Unfortunately a lot of cats aren't vaccinated for rabies because people feel they don't need it if they live inside. Well, there's definitely a need for vaccinating these cats, but if you find one of your pets trying to capture or has contact with one of these bats, that's another reason to capture the bat and have it tested for rabies," says veterinarian Susan Nelson.

You can find out where to send the bat for testing by contacting your veterinarian or your doctor.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Getting Down and Dirty for a Good Cause

    Getting Down and Dirty for a Good Cause

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:47:00 GMT
    The Dirty Dash took place in Billings and over 800 people participated in the dirty run covering over 3 miles, with obstacles designed to test your physical stamina and more importantly, dirty you up.Kayla Mershon with the YMCA said it is fantastic to see people come out and support the YMCA by participating in the Dirty Dash.Along with getting dirty, people came dressed up in a whole of something, or a whole lot of nothing. Some of the most colorful individuals were Batman and His Minions. A...
    The Dirty Dash took place in Billings and over 800 people participated in the dirty run covering over 3 miles, with obstacles designed to test your physical stamina and more importantly, dirty you up.Kayla Mershon with the YMCA said it is fantastic to see people come out and support the YMCA by participating in the Dirty Dash.Along with getting dirty, people came dressed up in a whole of something, or a whole lot of nothing. Some of the most colorful individuals were Batman and His Minions. A...
  • Driver Crashes Near Moore Lane Home

    Driver Crashes Near Moore Lane Home

    Sunday, July 27 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-07-27 20:45:05 GMT
    A male driver was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after crashing near a home on Moore Lane. According to Billings Police Sergeant Shawn Finnegan, it appeared the accident was medical related.
    A male driver was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after crashing near a home on Moore Lane. According to Billings Police Sergeant Shawn Finnegan, it appeared the accident was medical related.
  • Firefighters Gain Control of Lodge Grass Basin Fire

    Firefighters Gain Control of Lodge Grass Basin Fire

    Sunday, July 27 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-07-27 04:51:32 GMT
    Two helicopters are dropping water on the remaining smoke of the Lodge Grass Basin Fire, located in the Bighorn Mountains of the Crow Reservation.
    Two helicopters are dropping water on the remaining smoke of the Lodge Grass Basin Fire, located in the Bighorn Mountains of the Crow Reservation.