17 FHZ BATS KP-p3 KELLY PRESNELL / Arizona Daily Star 2009 Sep 1, 2013 Most bats are not rabid, but you should be vaccinated if you ever have physical contact with one, health officials say. KELLY PRESNELL / Arizona Daily Star 2009 As featured on +3 Getting up close and personal with bats is fascinating and not necessaily a good idea Bats carry rabies. Rabies is fatal. Otherwise, they are wonderful creatures. +10 14 reasons to be excited to be in Tucson in 2014 Before 2014 whizzes past in a blur, Officials looking for anyone who touched rabid bat at northwest-side apartments Anyone who touched it should contact health department.