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Dismiss those batty ideas and enjoy these flying mammals' contributions

Bats are also rarely seen, despite being pretty much everywhere, making them mysterious little mammals for those of us who don’t interact with them on a regular basis.

Even Scott Bergeson, a bat biologist at Purdue University Fort Wayne, may hit the dirt if a bat flew toward his head at top speed (about 100 mph for some bats!). Bats would never actually do this, unless you are secretly a small moth or some equivalent insect morsel.

Despite all these negative perceptions, bats provide us with a ton of economic and ecological services.

Read the story in The Journal Gazette (subscription required)