I just need someone to tell me I'm being irrational
We were at the park the other night beginning around dusk. The kids were playing and someone commented on the bats flying around- maybe one or 2. They were just doing their bat thing...catching bugs I suppose. It made me realize that I've actually seen them around quite a bit on evening walks, just thought they were birds, but no, apparently when you see birds after dusk, they are usually bats. My friend lives in that neighborhood and said they have tons of them. I mentioned I had seen bats to my kids and they said, oh cool, wish I'd seen them. All was good. The next day my daughter showed me a small puncture (single) on her thumb. Just as a, "wonder how I got that." This triggered my anxiety. Now, I know it's a million times more likely that she scraped or poked herself on the playground during those 2 hours rather than a bat biting her, but just need some reassurance. She didn't see any bats and is the kind that freaks out over moths, so surely she would have noticed if one was that close. She was playing with a group of 3 or 4 other kids the whole time.
There was a time a couple of years ago when she had 2 little fang like marks around bedtime in that same area and I freaked out for a couple of days, and then rationalized that a bat couldn't just sneak in the house and bite her while she was awake. She was of course, fine. But now, having seen the bats outside...I'm freaking. I definitely haven't told her my fears- she is very anxious like me. Of course when I googled, I pulled up an article about 2 rabid bats in that part of town- dated 2004. (They were found grounded during the day)