I really like bats, and last year I got to spend quite a bit of time at a bat conservation center
in Costa Rica, so I wanted to take a second an dispel the myth that all bats have rabies (despite perpetuating that myth in the first panel).
The CDC did a study and found that only around 6% of bats have rabies, and those are bats that are sick or injured. Bats in the wild have a much lower
percentage, and there are about 2 cases of rabies in the US each year.
The CDC's website has a good writeup about it.
White Nose Syndrome, an
infectious disease which is currently wiping out bat populations in the Northeast and is working its way south,
is a much bigger concern than rabies.