The Santa Clara County Public Health Department has issued a notice to hikers in Los Gatos that a bat found near a trail has tested positive for the rabies virus, a deputy health officer said.
The bat shattered as Hunter Pence lined a double to clear the bases in Monday’s National League Championship Series clinching win over the St. Louis Cardinals was quickly sold by an AT&T Park vendor shortly after the now-famous play, according to published reports.
Health officials have confirmed that a 34-year-old man’s death in July stemmed from his contact with a rabid bat in Contra Costa County earlier this year.
A rabid bat was found near Lake Lagunitas in Marin County over the Labor Day holiday weekend, a Marin Humane Society spokeswoman said Friday.
A man was struck in the head with a bat during a robbery in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood on Monday night, police said.