The Hungry Horse News reports that the number of reported human and pet interactions with bats has increased over previous years, reported the Flathead City-County Health Department last week. An interaction is a bite, scratch or direct contact. This year a lot of the interactions involve a cat or dog that is not vaccinated against rabies, the report said. The department is reminding residents that rabies in bats is a risk to both people and pets. Read the full story here.