A Newport mother called the Carteret County Health Department Monday to report her four year old daughter and another child had been playing with a live bat.
The mom told health officials the kids picked the bat off the ground in their backyard and one of the children may have placed it under their shirt.
Animal control sent the bat off to the State Laboratory of Public Health and received word Tuesday the bat is positive for rabies.
Only one of the children received shots after coming in contact with the bat.
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