I used to rake my yard this time of the year in Old Forge and get about five gallons or more of deer poop. It went straight into the compost bin to be literally recycled, since most of it originated in my garden to begin with! Adirondack white-tail deer have absolutely no sense of human decency. I love bats, too. My parents have a tree farm in Wisconsin and their outbuildings are just teeming with cute little bats. One summer when I was out there I collected about ten pounds of guano. That's about a ten-lifetime supply. The kind of bats we have around here eat bugs, so their guano is high in nitrogen. Fruit bat guano is high in phosporous, but you have to buy it imported from places like Jamaica and Indonesia. It's nice to have on hand if you're into organics. Man, why are we talking about gardening on winter's doorstep?