One morning my other baby brother opened the large doors to his shop. A bunch of bats flew out and one hit him in the nose and scratched him.
My other baby brother
After some discussion he was started on a series of rabies shots. He has one more shot to go in the series. The shots are given in the upper arm. He will be glad when he can put the shots behind him.
Years ago my parents had a fireplace without a screen on the chimney, the bats would come down and hang on the window of the fireplace…my brothers would get out the badminton rackets and slowly open the fireplace door to release the bats and they would swing at the bats flying around. A great after church activity.
At our resort we watched the bats, they flew out at dusk and back in at sunrise, I would sit on the edge of the bed and watch them…they lived behind the chimney. One year they decided to live between pieces of plastic that covered the door to nowhere…Far Guy collected a couple of bats in a peanut butter jar so the bats could go to school with one of our daughters. As I recall…I startled them with a long handled tool and Far Guy captured a couple as they fell. (The door to nowhere was a door and a screen door about 10 feet off the ground with no steps outside the master bathroom…I put a nightstand in front of the door so it couldn’t be opened.)
When you are out on the lake at night the bats fly right over your heads. Some tourists are unnerved with that activity. ( especially women who think that the bats will get tangled up in their hair)
We have a house that is made for bats because they eat so many bugs…skeeters are a delicacy for them.
Nowadays they say most all bats carry rabies…years ago we didn’t worry about it.