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Rabies Map 2021

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Rabid bats are found every year in Los Angeles County.  In 2020, fifty-one rabid bats were found in Los Angeles County - view a map here.

So far in 2021, 68 rabid bats have been found in Los Angeles County.  52 were found outside of houses, 1 was found at a condominium, 3 were found on neighborhood sidewalks, 5 were found outside of businesses, 4 were found inside of houses, and 3 were found inside of businesses.  This is the highest recorded number of rabid bats found in LA County since testing of bats for rabies began in 1961. 

  1. Santa Clarita.  February.  Bat found alive on the ground in front of a house.

  2. Castaic.  February.  Bat found dead in the front yard of a house. 

  3. Canyon Country (Santa Clarita).  April.  Bat found alive outside on the wall of a house.

  4. Van Nuys.  April.  Bat found alive on the ground outside of a business.

  5. Woodland Hills.  May.  A live bat flew inside a house.

  6. Atwater Village (Los Angeles 90039).  May.  Bat found alive on the ground outside of a home. 

  7. Canyon Country (Santa Clarita).  May.  Bat found on the ground outside of a house.

  8. Santa Clarita.  June.  Bat found dead on the ground outside of a house.

  9. Santa Clarita.   June.  Bat found alive on the street in a neighborhood.

  10. Santa Clarita.  June.  Bat found alive clinging to the fence of a house.

  11. Castaic.  June.  Bat found alive on the backyard patio of a house.

  12. Sylmar.  July.  Bat found alive on the driveway outside of a house.

  13. Tarzana.  July.  Bat found alive clinging to playground equipment in the backyard of a home. 

  14. Tarzana.  July.  Bat found alive clinging to playground equipment in the backyard of a home. 

  15. Arcadia.  July.  Bat found alive just outside of the front entrance door to a business. 

  16. Claremont.  July.  Bat found alive clinging to a garden hose in the backyard of a house.

  17. Glendale.  July.  Bat found alive in the common area courtyard of a condominium.

  18. Castaic.  July.  Bat found dead on the front porch of a house.

  19. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found alive on the front porch of a house.

  20. Castaic.  July.  Bat found alive in the backyard of a house.

  21. Woodland Hills.  July.  Bat found alive on the sidewalk in a neighborhood.

  22. Valencia (Santa Clarita).  July.  Bat found alive on the driveway in front of a house.

  23. Santa Clarita.  July.  Bat found dead on the driveway in front of a house.

  24. Canyon Country (Santa Clarita).  July.  Bat found dead by the front door of a house.

  25. Encino.  August.  Bat found alive inside of a business.

  26. Sierra Madre.  August.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  27. Valencia (Santa Clarita).  August.  Bat found dead outside of a house. 

  28. Northridge.  August.  Bat found alive in the pool of a private residence.

  29. Canyon Country (Santa Clarita).  August.  Bat found dead on the driveway in front of a house.

  30. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found alive on the ground outside of a home.

  31. Topanga.  August.  Bat found alive inside of a business.

  32. La Canada-Flintridge.  August.  Bat found alive in the pool of a private residence.

  33. Northridge.  August.  Bat found alive outside of a home.

  34. Castaic.  August.  Bat found alive in the backyard of a home.

  35. Castaic.  August.  Bat found alive inside of a house.

  36. Santa Clarita.  August.  Bat found alive in the pool of a private residence. 

  37. Azusa.  August.  Bat found alive outside of a house.

  38. Castaic.  August.  Bat found alive on the driveway in front of a house.

  39. Azusa.  August.  Bat found dead on the driveway in front of a house.

  40. Calabasas.  August.  Bat found alive outside the front door of a house.

  41. Encino.  August.  Bat found alive by the front door of a house.

  42. Valencia (Santa Clarita).  August.  Bat found alive on the driveway in front of a house. 

  43. Canyon Country (Santa Clarita).  August.  Bat found dead outside of a home.

  44. Stevenson Ranch.  August.  Bat found alive clinging to the outside wall of a house.

  45. Chatsworth.  August.  Bat found alive on the ground in the backyard of a house. 

  46. Los Angeles (90028).  August.  Bat found alive outside of a business. 

  47. Westlake Village.  August.  Bat found dead outside of a home.

  48. Palmdale.  August.  Bat found dead in the pool of a private residence. 

  49. Santa Clarita.  September.  Bat found alive clinging to the outside wall of a home.

  50. Stevenson Ranch.  September.  Bat found alive on the back patio of a house.

  51. Santa Clarita.  September.  Bat found alive clinging to the outside window screen of a house.

  52. Northridge.  September.  Bat found dead in the backyard of a house. 

  53. La Canada-Flintridge. September.  Bat found alive on the ground in a public area.

  54. Tarzana.  September.  Bat found alive on the ground outside of a home. 

  55. Castaic.  September.  Bat found alive clinging to the outside wall of a house. 

  56. Santa Clarita.  September.  Bat found alive outside of a house. 

  57. Santa Clarita.  September.  Bat found alive on the ground outside of a business.

  58. Woodland Hills.  September.  Bat found alive in the backyard of a house. 

  59. Santa Clarita.  September.  Bat found dead in the backyard of a house. 

  60. Chatsworth.  September.  Bat found outdoors and caught by a cat. 

  61. Woodland Hills.  October.  Bat found alive inside of a house.

  62. Santa Clarita.  October.  Bat found dead outside of a house.

  63. Tarzana.  October.  Bat found alive on the driveway of a house.

  64. West Covina.  November.  Bat found alive inside of a business. 

  65. Northridge.  November.  Bat found alive on the sidewalk in a neighborhood.

  66. Playa Vista (Los Angeles 90094).  November.  Bat found dead inside of a house. 

  67. Santa Clarita.  November.  Bat found alive on the balcony of an apartment.

  68. Stevenson Ranch.  December.  Bat found dead outside of a house.

Map showing reported locations of rabid bats in Los Angeles County from January 1 to December 8, 2021

Map showing reported locations of rabid bats in the Santa Clarita area of Los Angeles County from January 1 to December 8, 2021

Found a bat in your home?

What to do if you find a bat pdf icon1

Learn more about bats and rabies in Los Angeles County

New document added November 30, 2018 Quick tips and Rabies Educational Materials 

Lecture about rabies in Los Angeles County 2011
Centers for Disease Control - Rabies pages

Los Angeles County Rabies Overview
Rabies Control Manual
Human rabies
2020 rabid bat map
2011 - 2015 rabid bat map 

Last updated: December 8, 2021

   
 
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