This afternoon, Twitter lit up for a while when news came that fans attending today’s Mississippi State-Alabama game in Starkville were warned about a potential rabid bat situation.
Announcement at Davis Wade Stadium that there are bats in the venue that are considered a “high risk for rabies."
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) November 16, 2019
So, yeah, that’s not good! It got better tonight, though, when Texas A&M’s Kyle Field made a similar announcement:
During pregame, Kyle Field made an announcement warning fans "Do not touch the bats." Seriously. That's a new one for me. In other news, Texas A&M leads 3-0 with 2:12 left in first quarter. pic.twitter.com/5Pl2CZrBMl
— Josh Kendall (@JoshTheAthletic) November 17, 2019
If you’ve owned a home or lived anywhere with bats, you’ll know that they absolutely love to come inside as weather starts to get colder. A stadium, which sits quiet and empty most of the time (especially during the day) and features artificial caverns and rafters would make for a very attractive bat habitat as well, so this all checks out.
Yup. They nest in the stadium apparently. Saw the same announcement when they played Mississippi State a few weeks ago.
— The King Ad-Rock (@TheKingAdRock73) November 17, 2019
Please leave the bats alone.