Department: Possible rabies exposure from bat at Pacers game

Henrietta Strickland
February 12, 2019

Indiana Pacers' Edmond Sumner shoots next to Los Angeles Clippers' Johnathan Motley during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in Indianapolis. Videos of the game show officials and fans swatting at the bat with towels or even their hands to get the flying mammal to leave.

Bats flew around at the AT&T Center twice within days of each other this month - one of which resulted in a hilarious save by the Spurs mascot.

Since the bat is no longer inside the arena, its rabies status is now unknown, according to the report.

A person is only considered potentially exposed to rabies after the bat comes in contact with a person's bare skin, the health department said. Officials urged anyone who came into contact with the bat to call the health department or contact a health care provider about getting a rabies vaccination. Jazz mascot Jazz Bear was unable to get his paws on a bat flying around ahead of a game against the Timberwolves on January 25.

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