A rabid bat bit a boater at Lower Jackass camp last week, July 9, 2013. If bats (or any mammals) are approachable at any time of the day or night, there is likely something wrong; stay away and try to avoid contact. If bitten, seek immediate treatment and keep the bat for testing if possible; do not handle a bat with bare hands. Dogs can also be bitten and should have current rabies shots.