With Halloween just around the corner and bats being connected to Halloween in a very negative sense. I felt this was a good time to get rid of the myths and misconceptions about these great little mammals. People place their fears and anxieties based on folklore and fiction.
I really love bats! I did extensive research on these amazing little mammals. I have felt a need to educate others in hopes that it will stop the misguided beliefs.
First off, bats remove insects that are harmful both to the environment as well as to our food supplies. Bats help in pollination and food dispersal.
Here are a few Quick Facts about Bats:
Bats are mammals. They account for more than 25 percent of all the mammals on the earth! Bats are the only mammals that can fly. They can live from 4 to 30 years.
Unlike popular beliefs, bats are very clean animals, they groom themselves almost all the time.
Mother bats have one baby in their litter. The baby bats are called Pups. When a pup is born, it usually has no hair and its eyes are closed. It clings to the mother bat and drinks milk from her. When the pup is about four months old, it learns to fly.
Fewer than 0.5% of bats have rabies. Since 1960 there have only been 40 reported cases of humans getting rabies from bats. You have a better chance of being bitten by non-vaccinated dogs and cats…..
If you’d like to read more on these incredible little mammals or find information on housing, protecting and valuable information to education the public about bats: please visit my blog: http://pets.ellenthorp.com
Have a Great Day!