Updated: July 21, 2011 1:04PM
Officials in Will County say tests on a bat found there have confirmed the animal had rabies.
In a news release, the Will County Animal Control office says the bat was found outside the kitchen window of a residence in Homer Glen last week.
The animal was sent to the Illinois Department of Public Health, which conducted tests that confirmed it had rabies.
Will County officials say there is no indication that the bat had contact with any people or with a pet.
But the office says the discovery of the rabid bat should serve as a reminder that people should not touch bats and that they should make sure their pet dogs and cats stay current on their rabies vaccinations.