Many times I like to grind my coffee and fill the coffee maker with water before we go to bed at night, and just turn it on first thing in the morning.
I probably will not be doing that any more.
The reason I won't be doing that is because I just read this story in the Chicago Tribune. It seems a woman in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, prepared her coffee the night before just like I used to. She enjoyed her coffee and went about her business. That night, when she cleaned out her coffee pot, she found a dead bat in the filter. Officials were unable to determine if the bat had rabies because its brain was too thoroughly cooked by the scalding coffee water.
To me, the most surprising thing about this story is that it didn't happen to MizBubs' sister. She lives in Iowa, and has quite the history with bats.