Flirking Bats! Araaaaaaaaaaaarg!  

vrec_dawn 41M
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8/24/2006 6:03 pm

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8/25/2006 4:47 pm

Flirking Bats! Araaaaaaaaaaaarg!

So this morning I went into the bedroom with the smoke damaged clothes to grab some new ones to soak before I ran off to work, only to have a bat greet me at the door! Yikes!

Schiznit! Another one! (Or the one I found before and released ten miles away finally found his way back, as faithful readers may remember.)

Well crap. I shut the door on him and left him locked in there. Then on the way home I stopped by Wally World to get a fishing net, figuring maybe with one of those I could snag the bat in the air for an easier catch. Waiting for a bat to exhaust itself and then potting him isn't fun. And if he lands someplace inconvenient to rest...

So I open the door ... and no bat. I figure he's hiding. There are plenty of places to hide in there, so I figure I'll check later.

Well, just now I go down to go to the bathroom, my mind no where near bats. I open the bathroom door...

BAT!

Freaking hell!

He scared the schiznit out of me because I was just totally not expecting him. But I caught him with the net and put him into the transport pot. Mwa ha! I'm not at the top of the food chain for nothing!

Only now I have a dilemma. Is it the same bat? If so, how did he get from the bedroom (with doors closed) to the bathroom (with door closed)?

Either he can flatten himself to paper thin and squeeze like hell under a door, or...

He's in the air ducts! God. I feel like this is a bad episode of 24!

(Aw, who am I kidding? They're all bad. )

Well, that would explain a lot! If the little buggers have been coming in through the chimney and crawling around in my furnace ducting, no wonder I can't figure out where they're coming from. Maybe it's time to buy some chickenwire and 'seal' up those ducts that have grates large enough for bats to crawl through.

But the question is, is this really the answer? And is this the only bat in the house? Luckily my bedroom has no duct in it and has a door. I should be safe in here.

But what a freaking nuisance! Now I have to drive out to let this one go. Maybe Parfrey's Glen. That might be worth it. But I also have to go on a bat hunt to make sure there are no more! Darn things.


JazzDlight 61F

8/24/2006 6:44 pm

Yes that is how they get in, we just had two bats are work the past two months and the Erlich man says that is how they get into most buildings through the chimmneys and ducts...good luck and happy bat hunting. Hugs, Jazz


vrec_dawn replies on 8/25/2006 4:39 pm:
Oh cool! Thank you so much! It's good to have some confirmation on that. Then I'll make sure to carefully seal off every duct.

druidrocker 63F

8/24/2006 6:44 pm

Vampires ? Shape -shifters ? I hope you can find them all - I would hate to read about you finally getting lucky and having one of the little dears fly through your bedroom and give your sweetie heart failure. Good luck !


vrec_dawn replies on 8/25/2006 4:44 pm:
Last time that happened I had my bedroom door open and he woke me up! I'm glad I've had the AC on (and thus the bedroom door closed) this time around. That's no fun way to wake up! Damn near gave me a heart attack!

But hey, they're all gone now. I took him away and couldn't find any others. And soon the vents will be extra-protected with some chicken wire or something too small for them to crawl through. I'm tired of having them visit. My luck one would bite me and give me rabies instead of vampirism!

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