Bats are a rabies vector species. In reality, less than half of 1% of bats contract the rabies virus. A person is more
likely to be struck and killed by lightning than get rabies from a bat. However, rabies is a dangerous
disease so you should avoid direct contact with bats as well as other wild animals.
Bats are rodents. Bats may be similar to rodents in many ways, but there’s recent evidence that point
to bats being more closely related to primates than to rodents.
Bats are blind. Bats cannot see color, but they see better at night than we do, and many bats can also
see in the dark by using echolocation.
Bats and their shrinking habitat. One way to
help provide for
and protect bats is to build them
roosting habitat. Bats roost in many different
places and might use different styles of bat houses.