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Don't freak: Halloween's iconic winged creature is just misunderstood (story, video)

5:48 PM, Oct. 23, 2013
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You know those random bats you're so convinced are going to swoop down, turn into a vampire and suck your blood at night?

Don't flatter yourself. Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary naturalist Jody Sperduto has been sharing an office with an "adorable'' Chiroptera for years and says they're really quite shy.

With Halloween lurking in the shadows, it's the time of year when critters considered to be creepy get all kinds of extra attention. Problem is, most of it is unflattering. Bats have become a symbol of the scary season, but the truth is, once you get to know them, they're not kooky, spooky or all ...

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