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1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
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Los Angeles County officials are reporting 33 rabid bats have been found in Los Angeles County, of which 25 were in Santa Clarita. The report was last updated Dec. 11, 2017.

The report concluded 29 bats were found at homes, one at a school, two were found at businesses and one found in a park.

Three of the 33 rabid bats were found indoors. Read about what to do if you find a bat in your home [HERE].

Learn more about bats and rabies in Los Angeles County [HERE].

1. Arcadia. March. Bat found alive outdoors clinging to edge of a curb.
2. Glendale. April. Bat found alive indoors at a business.
3. Los Angeles (Canoga Park). April. Bat found alive outdoors at a home.
4. Rosemead. April. Bat found face down on the ground outside at a school.
5. Whittier. April. Bat flew into backyard at a home in daytime, flew into a person’s shirt.
6. Santa Clarita (Newhall). May. Bat found alive clinging to a fence at a home.
7. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). May. Bat found alive outside on a patio at a home.
8. Stevenson Ranch. June. Bat found alive outdoors at a home.
9. Santa Clarita (Valencia). July. Bat found dead on driveway at a home.
10. Stevenson Ranch. July. Bat found alive hanging on a wall in a backyard.
11. Azusa. July. Bat found alive outdoors on a patio at a complex of homes.
12. Castaic. July. Bat found alive on driveway at a home, crawled under a car.
13. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). July. Bat found walking on ground next to pool.
14. Stevenson Ranch. July. Bat found in pool.
15. Santa Clarita (Valencia). July. Bat found in backyard.
16. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). July. Bay flying around in backyard, landed on tree, then wall, then behind a bush.
17. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). July. Bat found on front porch.
18. Castaic. July. Bat in swimming pool.
19. Santa Clarita (Saugus). July. Bat found freshly dead on patio. Pet cat resting nearby. Cat placed under 30 day home quarantine for possible rabies exposure.
20. Santa Clarita (Saugus). August. Bat found alive outside on patio.
21. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). August. Bat found alive on patio.
22. Azusa. August. Bat found by hikers in Azusa Canyon recreational area.
23. Palmdale. August. Bat found outdoors on patio by cat. Cat placed under 30 day home quarantine for possible rabies exposure.
24. Santa Clarita. August. Bat found alive, inside apartment unit.
25. Valencia. August. Bat found alive, clinging to the wall of a shopping center.
26. Santa Clarita. August. Bat seen flying outdoors then landed on front porch.
27. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). August. Bat flying around backyard, flew into home through an open door. It was later found in the kitchen.
28. Santa Clarita (Valencia). September. Bat found alive in a swimming pool.
29. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). October. Bat found dead in a yard. Resident thought it was a leaf at first.
30. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). October. Bat found alive in a driveway, later found on front porch.
31. Santa Clarita (Valencia). October. Bat found alive on garage floor.
32. Santa Clarita (Valencia). October. Bat found in a swimming pool.
33. Santa Clarita (Canyon Country). December. Bat found alive on a doormat just outside of a house.
Rabid Bats

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12 Comments

  1. Donna Partis Donna Partis says:

    Joshua Hernandez Dave Partis and you told me they are ok???

  2. Carol Rock Carol Rock says:

    Context, please. We have more wilderness area than most of LA County

    • That explains all of the bats seeking swimming pools and front porches to die. You have an excellent point, however. There could be how many more infected bats breeding in the surrounding wilderness?
      I am most concerned for pets. If we don’t observe them near a rabid animal, our children and families (other pets) are facing even greater risk.
      Perspective.

  3. Tessa Lucero says:

    A reminder for all animal owners — make sure your animals’ rabies shots are up to date. This includes horses and ferrets, which can indeed be vaccinated against rabies, and cats which often get overlooked because they don’t have to be licensed. Any mammal can get rabies.

  4. CBrwon says:

    There has been a problem with rabid bats for years. In 2013 we found a bat hanging onto the pool hose, it was very small. We contacted animal control and they came and picked it up. Three days later we got a call that the bat was rabid and that we needed to take our pets to the Vet and ourselves to the Doctor. I live near a mountain and I see a bat flying around at least once a week, except when its very cold, they seem to prefer warmer weather. The best thing to do is look out for them and dont let your pets out at night. It is my experience that they are more afraid of us than we are of them.

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