Need a reason to celebrate? Get batty for bats this month

by Jayna Smith

Bats are often thought of as part of Halloween scares, but they are much more than an image representing the eerie night. Each October, bats are recognized as part of Bat Appreciation Month. 

The winged mammals likely got their unfavorable reputation way back in 1897 with Bram Stoker’s Dracula novel, and although vampire bats, whose food source is blood, are indeed a real thing, those types of bats don’t live in Maine. 

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