Our local health unit wants you to watch out for bats because one has tested positive for rabies in the Cobourg area.

The bat was picked up from the ground by a dog, which had been vaccinated against rabies.

The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit says this disease is almost always fatal because it affects the central nervous system.

They say if you have bats living on your property, and you want them gone, contact a professional pest control company.