TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) — The Tippecanoe County Health Department is warning people to beware of bats.
Health officials said they usually see an uptick in bat bites during mating season which is happening now.
Anyone scratched or bitten is advised to kill the bat and take it to the health department's offices on Third and Main streets so the bat can be tested for rabies.
County Environmentalist Nicholas Davis said you should bring the bat in even though cases are rare.
"The numbers are not very high, but it's good to play on the safe side if you are exposed to a bat," he said.
Davis said to only bring the bats in if you've been bitten, scratched or in close contact and to wear gloves when handling them.