I can’t say as this particular species is all that rare, but among those who do not belong to this set, there seems to be some misinformation about the appropriate way to deal with them without getting bitten. We are a cagey lot and not all that docile when handled incorrectly, so as a public service, I thought it worth offering up a few pointers.
1) Much like vampires and other supernatural creatures, we hate the sun. Not all the time, but for a few hours until we are good and awake, we find it repulsive and want to shy away and hiss as if we’ve been burned. Keep blinds and curtains drawn until this species is totally awake.
2) Our brains do not engage for quite some time after rising. Do not talk to us or expect to carry on any sort of rational conversation beyond “sugar or cream?” until well after we have ingested our preferred source of caffeine. Incessant blathering tends to make us bite. Let us approach the prospect of morning in quiet contemplation, and do not expect more than monosyllabic grunts.
3) When you do speak to a non-morning person in the morning, speak softly, as you would to a dangerous creature whose threat level you are uncertain of. Chipper, overly-perky tones are liable to render us enraged and lost in Looney Toons fantasies of dropping an anvil on your head.
4) Do not take offense at our lack of social graces or general irritability. We are angry at the world because it does not operate according to our body clocks. This is not personal, and if allowed to come to full consciousness on our own terms, we will behave no differently than any other member of the human species.