I've seen that cave on tv. So cool. I didn't realize so many people like bats. I love them too. So cute. We had one in a cage for awhile when I was a kid. Found it on the floor of the barn. My mom had an amazing way with critters. She nursed that bat and let it go a few days later when it got it's strength back. The way they use that little hook on what look like an elbow is amazing. There was bat lady I knew who kept some as pets. She'd walk around with them hanging inside her shirt. She also smelled like bat pee. Guess I don't love them that much!
In high school the closed down elementary school was being converted to a community center. LOTS of bats in there. It was a hot, dry summer. I found one outside by the chimney; put on gloves, put it on the chimney, and held a Gatorade cap full of water while it drank.
Later that week at the old school I saw a kid beat one to death with a broom. I ran home crying and passive aggressively hated that kid forever.
I hate that kid too!