By Jeff Wagner

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Health officials are seeking to contact members of the public who might have had contact last week with a bat that tested positive for rabies.

The Minnesota Department of Health says the bat was found Friday on the walking paths at Lake Harriet in south Minneapolis.

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The bat was seen between the Lake Harriet Band Shell and the Lyndale Park Rose Garden between 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.

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Officials say someone brought the bat Friday to an animal rehabilitation facility, where it died days later. On Tuesday, it tested positive for rabies.

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Those who might have had contact with the bat are asked to call the health department at 651-201-5414.

Jeff Wagner