Writing research - Bats!
Bats! I am researching bats for my new Nano story and a few thoughts came to mind. I've been trying to find the answer, but thought I would put those questions out to those in the blogosphere. I'm sure those of you into forensics or your significant other will know the answer.
Are bats bothered by dead bodies in their cave or other places they may roost. Would they vacate the cave and take up residence elsewhere?
What does bat guano do to a dead body? Would it make it decompose faster or slower or have no affect at all?
In addition, these questions have sparked James curiosity as well. He asks "what happens physically to a person's body when they die." How do you explain decomposition to a 10 year old? Very carefully because one question leads to another until mom is tempted to say let's look it up on the internet. He likes details - specifics. So does any one have a link to a family friendly, not so morbid, non icky site that will explain in general terms so I may explain to said 10 year old, the sequence of events that happens.
Life with a 10 year old - you got to watch what you say. Questions! Questions! Questions!