Bats Found In Dorm At Texas Air Force Base

SAN ANTONIO (January 19, 2014) Officials are sealing up potential access points and testing a bat for rabies after bats were discovered in a dorm at the U.S. Air Force Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland.

The bats have been seen in the dorm over the past week and a half, the U.S. Air Force Joint Base San Antonio said in a news release Sunday.

Two bats were captured and released into a remote area and one captured Friday night will be tested for rabies.

No evidence of nesting has been discovered, but the facility is being monitored for bat activity.

More than 200 trainees will be given rabies shots as a precaution, but none has reported being bitten by what are believed to be Mexican free-tailed bats, which are common to the region.