Halloween is almost here and spooky shizz is already happening. A dead bat was found this weekend in Laguna Niguel at the the Regional Park and the little critter tested positive for rabies.

The bat was found on the ground near near Alicia Parkway and La Paz Road and according to LAist, Orange County health services are urging anyone who might have been in contact with a bat–like a vampire, witch, goth, or general creep–to report contact.

Rabies is pretty much fatal once you start showing symptoms and unlike the stuff of vampire stories, they aren’t fun ones like flying around and glamoring people into doing your evil bidding. It’s more like “fever, headache, weakness and, later, insomnia, anxiety, confusion, partial paralysis, hallucinations, agitation, and difficulty swallowing.”

Call the Orange County Health Care Agency at 714-834-8180 (or 714-834-7792 after hours), if you think you might have rabies.

And even though they are cute, do not pet a bat.  We ain’t down with that.

–Nadia Noir, CBS Radio Los Angeles


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