Bats don't creep me out. In fact, I'm fascinated by them. We went to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico when I was a kid, and we actually have several large bat colonies in the greater Austin area. We see the north Austin ones on a pretty regular basis, and it's really something to see. Like clockwork, the bats fly out from under the overpass at dusk, and it looks like a ribbon of smoke that goes on forever. Was anyone else afraid of the Ghost Monster on Lost? Heh.