Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 11:36am

Public Health Madison & Dane County has identified a rabid bat that was near the slide at the Olbrich Park playground. The bat was found on September 15, 2020 around 5 PM at the playground located at 201 Garrison Street, which is near the parking lot for the Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The bat was collected and tested for rabies and the test showed that the bat was rabid.

Anyone who thinks they may have had contact with this bat is asked to call the Police and Fire Dispatcher at (608) 255-2345 and ask for Animal Services.