Back away from the bats.
A parent brought a bat to my daughter’s class for show and tell.
Really. A bat.
Bats carry rabies. Not all bats, obviously, but it’s best to assume that any bat you are in contact with has rabies. How to tell if a bat actually has rabies? The brain and spinal cord have to be examined for the virus but there’s an easier way to tell if a bat might have rabies.
If you can catch the bat easily, it probably has rabies. Bats with rabies have difficulty flying and behave abnormally such as flying during the day in your house!
If there is a bat in your house and you’re absolutely positive that no one has been bitten, call animal control so that the bat can be trapped and tested.
Do not take the bat to a school. Do not let your children touch the bat. Do not keep the bat as a pet.
Please. Please. Please.