I remember as a kid, it was just around Halloween when I had a up & close encounter with a bat.
It was early morning when I walked around our garden when I saw this tiny bat hanging on the branch of our guava tree. Initially I was spooked. But when I came closer I saw it was sleeping. So I took a long stick and lightly tapped it. The creature of the night woke up from it slumber, bared its fangs, gave a shriek and flew away.
Boy, that scared the bejeebus out of me. I thought I was a goner. On hindsight, it would be cool to have Bella. Then again, It's barely legal.