Introduction:These are my top five bat stories. Or they could be four bat stories and one bird story - you decide! : )
My husband and I were just lying in bed talking when all of a sudden, a bat was in our room. What really freaked me out was that our overhead fan was on - so all I could imagine was that the bat was going to get "batted" by the fan and then, of course, go right into my face. Thankfully, my husband threw a sheet over the bat and let him go outside (as I hid under the bed...).
I was using my computer late at night when all of a sudden a big gray bat flew into the room! I scrambled out the door and stood on the porch and rang the doorbell to wake my husband up to take care of the unwanted visitor.
Florida has so much wildlife, but on this particular morning, it was amazing. I looked out the window and saw hundreds of bats flying around. You would think that this was a seasonal event driven by bugs for eating or maybe mating, but I never saw it again.
One time in Nevada, I stood on a hill and two huge, silent bats flew side-by-side from the top of the hill, all the way down the street to the bottom in a straight line. I thought they always had to fly "batty"...or does this mean they were really birds; I don't know - do you?
Well, in the one house, I was the lucky one who figured out where the bats were "hanging" in our house. As I held my infant child on my couch, a bat crawled out of a space in the chimney. Later, after dusk, my husband caulked the entrance outside and that was the end of that.
Bats are great, but not in your house. I wish I could say that I bought a bat house for them, but I didn't; maybe some day I will.
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