I know some people don't realize they've been bitten by a bat, does this occur only when they were bitten while asleep?
For whatever reason, I can hear the squeals from bats (obviously not their echolocation techniques) despite being much older than most people (as we get older, we can't hear higher frequencies). I've also seen and heard them flying about a few times, as they aren't necessarily "quiet" when they flap their wings.
I don't honestly know. Whatever it would take to not hear the flapping of wings go by quickly. I'd probably say more deaf than with wax in one's ears though. I don't have amazing hearing or anything, but I can hear them fly above me 10-20' sometimes.
You would think so, but I wouldn't bet my life on it. Depends on how distracted they were, the person and the situation.
This is the most absurd discussion ever.
It's generally children that don't recall a bat biting them, not adults.
nah, it was probably a biting fly or small "sweat" bee. As long as it doesn't look infected I'd say it's nothing to be overly concerned about. Just keep an eye on it. If it turns colors around the edges or doesn't get better, they might want to see their GP. If they don't want to pay for a visit, most GP's or medical centers offer a morning where people can walk in and get their blood pressure checked. Get your pressure/weight and then say "btw, I had this bug bite the other day...."
Given this response and everything you've shared thus far, I think its improbable that a bat bite occurred under these circumstances... There was no bat seen, no bat heard, and a sudden bug bite like feeling... sounds like a bug bite! no evidence of a bat, and nothing pointing to a bat. Our imaginations can run wild, though. Or mine can.. at least.Two people getting out of their cars and one of them reporting a bug bite like feeling with no noise...
Wow--how weird. Those statistics might suggest that being in proximity or having a history of bat interaction could increase risk of rabies (aside from just bites).It's generally children that don't recall a bat biting them, not adults.
some interesting info can be found here: Knowledge of Bat Rabies and Human Exposure Among United States Cavers - Vol. 8 No. 5 - May 2002 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC
There have been instances where going into areas heavily populated by bats caused contraction of rabies without a bite.Wow--how weird. Those statistics might suggest that being in proximity or having a history of bat interaction could increase risk of rabies (aside from just bites).
Personally, I like bats. I've never been bitten and I've not gotten rabies, even though I've occasionally been around strange acting bats.
But still--I think with bites, that rabid animals tend to be more clumsy and obvious than healthy ones, and so I don't think that one would be as likely to be nicked by a bat as one would be by a mosquito.