What is it like to be a bat?

Anonymous Participant

Q: When you think of bats, what first comes to your mind?

Bats make me imagine a stealthy adventure. Hiding during the day is critical for survival, fleeing from humans is of the top priority. However, my general knowledge of bats is severely lacking, thus leaves me to ponder whether bats are as aggressive as portrayed. Do they tend to carry fatal diseases like rabies?

Q: You just spent a period of time imagining what it is like to be a bat. What did you imagine?

I imagined I was in a dark cave, it smelled fresh. The smell of fresh water dripped onto the floor, a refreshing drink for any time. I felt somewhat irritated by other sounds coming from the others. The light coming into the cave tempted me to flee the annoying place and enjoy the outdoors when no other bats flew during the day. The light kept tempting me to flee, every second became more taunting.

Q: During the time you were imagining, were you somewhere?

I imagined myself going astray from the rest of the bats inside the cave, then adventured outside in Washington at this time of year. The outside is not so bad, plenty of bugs living on trees and more inside the ground. But other humans began noticing me, some took out odd devices and some screamed. I just wanted to return to my cave afterwards because the outdoors is dangerous.

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