INDIANAPOLIS – US health officials say individuals who had contact with a bat last week during a game in Indiana Pacers may have been exposed to rabies The bare-boned bat, as she flew around the Pacers game Thursday in Indianapolis, is urged to contact the department or health care provider for rabies vaccinations. The game was against the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Department says the bat's rabies status, which is no longer in Bankers Life Fieldhouse, is unknown. There is direct contact between a bat and the person's nude skin. So far, there were no reports that someone had direct contact with the bat.

The game was stopped 6:39 minutes before the end of the first quarter, with the Pacers following the Clippers 17-16 as the bat fell down during Thursday's game, resuming play after about 4 minutes – without the intruder

The bat returned in the middle of the third quarter on court level and the Pacers led with 85-61, but soon went to the ceiling.

A week earlier in San Antonio, a The spillover game against the Brooklyn Nets was in the first quarter stopped in the AT & T Center for almost three minutes when three bats stormed the square. The arena staff tried to catch them, but the game resumed as the bats flew back to the rafters.

In the next Spurs against the New Orleans Pelicans, their mascot The Coyote patrolled the bat with a net appearing early in the first quarter. The mascot finally dunked the bat into his net before the arena staff finally removed it with a towel.

Post: The Indianapolis Star and USA TODAY Sports

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