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City searches for kayakers who handled bat

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 by Nina Hernandez

The city is on the lookout for four kayakers who handled a bat in Lady Bird Lake on Friday. The group reportedly rented the kayaks from Waller Creek Boathouse and were seen “scooping a bat out of the water” by witnesses. That bat is still at large and therefore hasn’t been tested for rabies. Waller Creek Boathouse staff told officials that the renters in question were possibly from Russia. It’s very important that they be checked out for the disease, the city said in a press release on Tuesday, because it can take weeks for symptoms to show. If you know or were one of these people, call 512-972-5555.

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