The bat was negative for rabies and that means we do not have to get the rabies vaccine. Tonight, Miguel was lamenting the death of the bat and was giving me a hard time about the bat being killed so that it could be tested for rabies. I said, "Well, I guess we could have set it free and then we could have all gone to the clinic for a series of shots. Would you have preferred that?" He had a nearly miraculous recovery from his grief.