No not battered it's not a spelling mistake " batted "
I am working late's this week so that means usually a midnight finish. Where I park my car and ride to the last 4 or so miles are really dark ( only at night though ) country lanes, last night as I was meandering along putting the world to rights in my tiny mind " SMACK" right in the kisser I never saw what it was but can only presume it was a bat !!! It was too big for a moth I suppose it could of been a bird god knows but I think it was a bat.
Good job I didn't have my mouth open, maybe it was going for my neck and missed ha ha.
Not too pleasant though.