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A batty experience

Staff writer

Law enforcement took a spooky turn for Hillsboro police last week when officers were called to remove bats from a vehicle.

The animals were attached to a tire in the vehicle’s fender well, which was a new sight for police chief Dan Kinning.

“There are bats everywhere,” he said. “But I’ve never seen them hanging on somebody’s tire.”

Police were able to herd the bats into a box and released them in an open, dark location. Similar to other wild animals, bats can carry rabies. Keeping that in mind was a concern for officers, Kinning said.

“They are susceptible to various diseases so you never want to touch them,” he said. “We didn’t want to get bitten.”

Last modified June 17, 2020