Re: Bats-medical info

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Escrito por Laura desde ( el día martes, 08 de mayo, 2007 a las 13:58:29 horas :

It's my understanding that the bats we see here are fruit bats and are not the kind that bite humans or carry rabies(those would be cattle bats - they pick up the rabies from the cattle.)

The bats here are fruit bats. They eat the fruit from the almond trees mostly. They love cool cement corners for their rest time. Thus their habit to nest in structures such as concrete terraces.

These cute little things are known to help keep the mosquitos level down as they also eat insects. For that reason and one other, we love them!!! (The other reason we love them is bat guano, considered to be the finest garden fertilizer in the world - much coveted and quite expensive.)

I have never heard of anyone being bitten by a bat here. Some people have phobias of bats unfortunately andit's hard not to react when that is the case. But generally, if you leave them alone or maybe hep them fing their way out by opening doors, they will leave your presence as quickly as they can. They are more afraid of you than you are of them of course.

Batfully yours,

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