Buda officials are warning residents to keep their distance from grounded bats due to the possibility of contracting rabies.

According to animal control, a dead bat was found in the 500 block of Cullen Boulevard Thursday. However, the Department of State Health Services was unable to test the animal for rabies because of decomposition.

If anyone feels that they may have come into physical contact with the animal, please call:

City of Buda Animal Control - 1-512-312-1001
Hays County Health Department - 1-512-393-5525
Department of State Health Services Zoonosis Control - 1-254-778-6744

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