There are many creatures that you can run into in the summer. Some are more dangerous than others that you may encounter. In my area of
This is a picture of a bat that had died which I found in a Crape Myrtle tree in my yard. It was only about 3 feet off the ground and well within reach of many youngsters. They are quite small and this particular one, a Mexican Free-tailed bat, had a wingspan of approximately 10 inches. They consume large amounts of insects which help to keep the insect population under control. Many people build bat houses to attract them since they are a natural predator of mosquitoes and will consume large quantities of mosquitoes when feeding at night.
Using your powers of observation will allow you to find these hazards before a young child can. Children are always curious and quite often see things before you do. Their little brains soak up everything they see and sometimes their curiosity will get them in trouble. Although this bat was dead when I found it, many times they may still be alive and can pose a potential hazard. You should always exercise a proper amount of caution and a great amount of care when dealing with wild creatures, whether they are alive or dead.
You can learn more about the different types of bats in
Staying above the water line!