11/10/12 - 8:26pm
Vampire bats don’t live in Alaska. They don’t drink human blood and they don’t usually kill the livestock they’re feeding on.
Still, if Kaden Quimby saw a bat, he thinks he’d probably hit it with a shovel. Just in case.
Quimby’s class, along with several others at Mountain View Elementary learned basic bat and owl facts Monday as part of a program through the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge.
Kellie Davidson’s class was the first to see the bat presentation and the 7- and 8-year-old students were surprisingly knowledgeable about the mammals.