THE RABIES BATS ARE COMING
This isn't going to end well. Again.
Last year, around 20 bats were reportedly infected with rabies in Idaho. Looks like the trend is coming around again. Officials in Pocatello say a bat there has tested positive for rabies, and are urging the public to take caution.
While rabies-related deaths in humans is minimal, you can die from being infected with rabies, be it from a bat or another rabid animal. That being said, you should never touch a bat out in the wild, even if you believe them to be perfectly safe and harmless.
If you have had an encounter with a bat, and believe you may be at risk for rabies, there are steps you can take to help prevent further harm. It's always best to err on the side of caution.