Dorothy Sands Beers, Jamaica Plain, MA
Some bat bites can be too small to be noticed. Healthy bats out in nature are protected by law, but bats that have been near sleeping people need to be trapped and tested for rabies, not let go. Please see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Web site for more information (cdc.gov/rabies/bats.html).
Emily Beeler, D.V.M., Hermosa Beach, CA
Update: David Ball
“The Hands of David Ball” [September/October, p. 16] … are still catching balls for the Chicago Bears. After weeks of drills, scrimmages, and pre-season games, the Vermont native and former University of New Hampshire star receiver was one of seven players added to the Bears’ practice squad in September, after the organization pared its roster from 90 to the league-required 53.
After getting the news, Ball told reporters, “To be in this situation with a team that just made the Super Bowl … I’ll take it in any way, shape, or form … It’s only going to help me to go against this [defense] every day.” Stay tuned. — Eds.