Homecoming Dance Canceled due to Bats in the School Gym Juniors at Davis High, Davis, California, received the disappointing news on Friday, Sept. 23, that their homecoming dance the following night would have to be postponed due to [...] Read more
Rabies Vaccine Baits to be Dropped on Staten Island Due to a rise in animals testing positive for rabies in New York City and the surrounding areas, the NYC Health Department is organizing for rabies vaccine baits to be dropped in ma[...] Read more
What Does a Bat Bite Look Like? Bat bites can be difficult to spot as they are usually small. The bite may sometimes show teeth marks but often will just look like pinpricks and may not even be visible.
Are Bat Bites Common?
Bats d[...] Read more
Rabid Bats Recently Found in US Homes
As we head into fall, we can expect to see more bat activity, as baby bats are now flying, and it’s not until late fall that they will find a spot to hibernate for the winter.
Bats support our ecosystem[...] Read more
Are Bats Blind?
We’ve probably all heard the expression “as blind as a bat.” But have you ever stopped to think whether bat eyesight is really that bad? Are Bats Blind?
The short answer is no. Bats are not blind. Most bats can see ade[...] Read more
Will Bats Attack You?
Frightening stories about bats abound in ancient folklore of different countries across the globe. Some think bats go out at night to attack people or suck their blood. Others say bats deliberately get caught in women̵[...] Read more
At this time of year, between May – July (depending on the region), female bats give birth to their babies. These baby bats will join the bat population, which makes up an estimated 20% of all mammals worldwide!
What is a bab[...] Read more
Man in Missouri Bitten by a Rabid Bat On Wednesday, April 27, a man in St. Louis County, Missouri, was bitten by a bat that later tested positive for rabies.
The man had seen the bat being attacked by a bird and had tried to res[...] Read more
Bat Caught by Dog in Florida Tests Positive for Rabies
On Thursday, March 3, 2022, a bat in Winter Haven, Polk County, Florida, was confirmed to have tested positive for rabies. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office Animal Control Section reported[...] Read more