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Do you want to picture what just happened to WelbyQuentin in the middle of the night?


Literally, 3:00am -- total darkness

I was asleep in bed

I woke, thought, "What was that noise? Sounds like a creature of some kind"

Checked and my cat was on floor sleeping in her usual spot

And then something flew against my head

"Bat"

Light on - yes, a small bat flying around

Turn off bedroom light

Grab cat, leave bedroom, shut bedroom door (to hopefully keep bat in my bedroom)

Run cat down to basement and shut basement door so she stays down there

Grab broom

Turn on only outside porch light

Open front door to outside porch

Back upstairs

Bat is still in bedroom

Open bedroom door and bat starts flying toward light downstairs


For a while I swing at it, swearing, "Get the h"""  out" as it decides to explore more of my first floor in my small house

Swearing and yelling, I find bat flying in my kitchen in back of house

Open kitchen door to outside

Turn on overhead light, yelling and swinging toward it with broom (only actually came in contact about three times)


Bat flies outside


I shut all doors, turn off lights and go to basement to find my cat quietly sitting and looking at me

I gave her well-deserved crunchy treat bites that she loves (good for her teeth the package says)


And . . .

I did NOT apologize to that bat even once



 

Posted - August 23

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  • 21246


    now I am wide awake
      August 23, 2022 1:49 AM MDT
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  • 8340
    I can picture that all too clearly. As a teenager, I lived in a big old house and bats made several appearances.  We kept badminton racquets handy (easier to handle than a broom and supposedly harder for the bat to hear it coming) for those nights we woke with a bat in our face. Bats terrify me, even though they are probably harmless, yet I have had too many bat encounters to relate. If a bat got into my current home, I  might never sleep another night.
      August 23, 2022 6:34 AM MDT
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  • 851
    That's the one good thing about living in an apartment building - we may have roaches and centipedes, but no bats!
      August 23, 2022 7:35 AM MDT
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  • 8340
    We had a couple bats in my former condo building. They can get in anywhere! 
      August 23, 2022 9:01 AM MDT
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  • 851
    Fortunately, we haven't had any.
      August 23, 2022 1:48 PM MDT
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  • 50075

     

    If a bat got into my current home, I  might never sleep another night in my home.

      You know you always have a place to sleep in my spare bedroom . . .


     
      August 23, 2022 10:38 AM MDT
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  • 21246
    I get it.   :)  :)

    When I see bats outside in the open air-  no big deal for me.
    But when I see one flying between my head and my ceiling? Ick. :)
      August 24, 2022 5:25 PM MDT
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  • 29977
    No apologies....excellent. 
      August 23, 2022 9:27 AM MDT
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  • 21246
    Thanks.  :)
      August 24, 2022 5:25 PM MDT
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  • 50075

     

      Wait . . . did someone say “basement”?


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      August 23, 2022 10:31 AM MDT
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  • 21246
    Ha!  :)
      August 24, 2022 5:25 PM MDT
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  • 790
    That's a great story haha, but I have to ask: why did you turn off the bedroom light before grabbing your cat?
      August 23, 2022 1:00 PM MDT
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  • 21246
    Very good question, ha! 
    I posted this question not ten minutes after it was all over and I knew I wanted to "come down." and I don't know why I turned the bedroom light off but I did. Perhaps so I wouldn't see it until I came back upstairs? (but I had shut my door. ) Leave it to Welbz in the middle of the night. 
    I'm glad you found my true story great! :)
      August 24, 2022 5:23 PM MDT
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  • 42570
    I would have apologized. Bats are cute little buggers.
      August 23, 2022 1:22 PM MDT
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  • 21246
    :)
    :)

    I must admit I apologized to my next-door neighbor - - my racket, yelling and slamming doors woke up his dogs and they were then outside running around agitated. I told him what his dogs had heard.   :)
      August 24, 2022 5:29 PM MDT
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  • 16659
    Geesh!  Ooh!  It touched you.  This would have been a horrible thing for me.  You sound like you handled it well.
      August 23, 2022 7:17 PM MDT
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  • 21246
    Thanks, Thriftymaid! I'm glad it sounds like I handled it well. :)
    I was happy not to kill the bat.
      August 24, 2022 5:29 PM MDT
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  • 9209
    Yikes! 

    I don't hate bats. They're useful and important. I do NOT want one in my house or swooping down on me at night. I like flying foxes. I would have one of those in my house. Sort of remind me of the flying monkeys in TWOO, a little. 
    Anyway, sorry that happened to you. Glad you and cat are okay! This post was edited by SavvyAnsley at August 24, 2022 5:38 PM MDT
      August 23, 2022 7:34 PM MDT
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  • 21246
    Thanks so much! Yes, I agree again with you -- like I said up there to Jane S -- outside I find bats fine. Inside a house/room/etc flying around? No.  :)
      August 24, 2022 5:31 PM MDT
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  • 50075

     

      Wait, you spoke with Jane S? Was it in person, did she invite you over to her place? If so, hook a brutha up with the address, or directions, or coordinates, or draw a map, or take me there the next time you go, or something! You know she wants me, man! Don’t keep the goods all to yourself!


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      August 25, 2022 6:47 AM MDT
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  • 21246
    If you can, bring yourself down and take some slow breaths . . .
    we only conversed here on this thread on the site. 
      August 26, 2022 4:30 PM MDT
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  • 50075

     

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      August 26, 2022 4:34 PM MDT
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  • 21246
      August 26, 2022 5:09 PM MDT
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