DATE POSTED: September 11, 2018
If bats tend to give you the heebie-jeebies, you’re not alone. Their nearly silent flutter is known to jump many people as they swoop by so unexpectedly. Bats can be pretty scary, but did you know that they actually play very important roles in our ecosystem?
DATE POSTED: September 8, 2017
Bats can carry rabies. This is the case with most mammals. But did you know that bats are the most common rabies vector species in North America? That is, most of the documented cases of rabies transmission in the U.S. from approximately 1957 to 2007 were due to infection by bats. Although the number is low, it is actually higher than cases of rabies transmitted by raccoons, skunks or even dogs.