Why are Bats Associated with Halloween?

bats flying towards the full moon in a halloween scene

Bats and Halloween go together like — well — candy and Halloween. The world’s only flying mammal gives most humans a flutter of fear, and Halloween is all about thrills and fears. Does your heart speed up when you see a bat flying outside your house? What about if you see one flying inside? Those […]

FAQ: Are Bats Dangerous

Peter's Dwarf Fruit Bat hanging on the underside of a palm leaf

Hollywood’s use of bats in films to elicit terror among viewers has given these animals a bad reputation. Don’t judge a bat by its guest appearance in the movie that gave you nightmares when you were a kid. These creatures are quite harmless. No, they won’t suck your blood. The best tool to eliminate fear […]