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Okanagan residents were careful not to touch the bats

If you've ever wanted to see bats up close, the Okanagan has an edge. Because bats are learning to fly now.

Are there bats in the Okanagan? However, the BC community bat program has a clear message.

"Never touch the bat. Be really careful and leave the bat alone if possible. BC Community Bat Program.

Less than 1% of the population of the bat carries rabies.It is a serious disease and people really need to be aware of it.That is why we teach them not to touch bats with their bare hands.”

If you have bats in your area, it is especially important to keep your rabies vaccination up to date to protect your pet.  Most importantly, do not touch bats unless necessary. If the bat is within reach of children or pets, they can step on it and move it safely.

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Read More: Hamilton's Public Health , which says a resident test has tested positive for bat bites for rabies. is placed under the bat and asked to grab it with the bat's hind legs. He then takes it to a shady tree and sets it high so that it can take off that night.

You can also move the bat with a cloth bag. Place the bag over the bat with the gloves on and use the handle to hang the bag on a shade tree. But keep it open so the bats can get out.

``Bats are very important. This is a lot of insects," said Rodriguez de la Vega.

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From one bat that equates to about 4,000 insects per night, researchers are turning to frozen bat tissue to combat future coronavirus pandemics.

If you have any questions about bats, the BC Community Bat Program is happy to answer them.

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