I don’t know too much about big vampires who go around during full moons and biting people. I really do not know. But I have found out that vampire bats not only are vicious little rodents, but can talk as well! Last fall, I was at my cottage near the lake and it was just a lovely evening. The birds were singing and I was just really enjoying myself. I was treating myself to a nice pitcher of iced tea and just feeling great. As the afternoon started to fade I noticed with not fright, but uneasiness, a rather large number of bats flying closer to to where I was sitting. I was not sure to shoo them away, throw a rock at them or what...it is one of those times that you really don’t have a clue. I remember when I was a kid we were told that bats will fly into your hair and try to make a nest and I surely did not want that to happen. I figured the best thing for me to do would be just keep on sitting and try to be still and show no fear. I do know for sure that a dog and some other animals can smell if you are nervous and may attack. I absolutely did not want that to happen, so I just kept still, hoping for the best. As I had wished for, most of the bats soon had gone away except for two or three of the larger ones. I was starting to relax now thinking that they probably do this flying show in the early evening to eat insects or whatever they eat, and I had nothing at all to fear. I was wrong, very wrong. Just as I returned back to my easy and comfortable self, I reached for a glass of tea and one of the creatures landed on my arm. I immediately felt cold and shuddered. It was not a feeling I’d like to experience again. It was only about 8 inches tall, and if it weren't for those ugly wings it may have been cute with its fox like little face. I was about to panic, when it opened it’s mouth and said, “Hey, just be still. This won’t take very long.” Without even thinking, I asked, “What won’t take long?” I guess the last word came out nervously and the bat answered, “Crap, don’t you watch movies? What do think I am here for?” It then jumped to my neck and I felt a sharp nip. A moment later, the bat started to spit and curse! “Damn, rh negative.” and flew away.