POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section confirmed the fifth positive rabies case for the year in the county on Wednesday.
On Sunday, PCSO received a call from a Winter Haven resident who stepped on a bat that was on the ground near a home on Little Lake Court.
The bat was later found dead in the same spot.
It was sent for rabies testing.
The bat was confirmed positive for rabies on Wednesday.