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So A Bat Flew Into My House The Other Evening . . .

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Well, for Tom's sake, I'm sure glad it wasn't one of those dreaded CLOWN bats like THIS...

 

 

 

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'Cause knowing Tom as I do, THAT would've REALLY freaked the poor guy out!!!

 

LOL

 

(...sorry again, Tom) ;)

Dargo, I get the impression that you are not taking my night of terror too seriously.

 

But, yes, you're right, if the bat had transformed into a clown bat in my bathroom rather than the dude with the teeth, I might well have left by own version of bat guano on the floor (at least, though, I was in the right room for it).

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Re: OP

 

Well you did handle the situation without calling the police.

 

http://www.torontosun.com/2014/06/12/family-hides-calls-cops-over-loose-bat-in-house

Thanks, ham. Now, NOW, after posters read this tale of of terror that a family went through under circumstances similar to mine you might start to realize the incredible courage that I demonstrated when I stood face to face with this winged demon from hell who invaded my home with blood in his eyes.

 

If it wasn't for my unbecoming modesty I'd probably be seeking some kind of citizenship award, as well as a financial profit of some kind.

 

Errr, anyone know what's involved in getting publishing rights to a story?

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For those at all skeptical of my tale, I did manage to shoot this video of the bat as he was turning into the dude with the teeth:

 

 

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The video was actually taken from my front window after I had released the bat on my lawn. When he spotted me he came right at me like a bullet. Vicious little brute. But DUMB!

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For those at all skeptical of my tale, I did manage to shoot this video of the bat as he was turning into the dude with the teeth:

 

 

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LOL

 

Well, I see the bat/dude that you allege the culprit was Canadian also, and so I suppose that does lend SOME credence to your story anyway, Tom. ;)

 

(...if only logistically)

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LOL

 

Well, I see the bat/dude that you allege the culprit was Canadian also, and so I suppose that does lend SOME credence to your story anyway, Tom. ;)

 

(...if only logistically)

Thanks Dargo. Finally, someone believes me.

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Cute....well I love bat tales.

I love bats and have shelters for them on my property. I have lots of bat images around my house too, including one of those mechanical flying bats hanging from the ceiling. 

 

Then one day, a real bat came INTO my home and I instantly turned into a whining baby. But I knew to confine it to a room which was successful. I'd peek in to make sure it was still and saw it clinging to the ceiling. 

Then - to prevent it from landing on me- I covered myself with a blanket and crab walked to the room window & threw it open along with the screen. Crab walk out, close the door and within 5 seconds the bat flew to freedom!

 

Amazing Cappy, that you caught one & was bitten by it. Stuff of nightmares!

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Cute....well I love bat tales.

I love bats and have shelters for them on my property. I have lots of bat images around my house too, including one of those mechanical flying bats hanging from the ceiling. 

 

Then one day, a real bat came INTO my home and I instantly turned into a whining baby. But I knew to confine it to a room which was successful. I'd peek in to make sure it was still and saw it clinging to the ceiling. 

Then - to prevent it from landing on me- I covered myself with a blanket and crab walked to the room window & threw it open along with the screen. Crab walk out, close the door and within 5 seconds the bat flew to freedom!

 

Amazing Cappy, that you caught one & was bitten by it. Stuff of nightmares!

Thanks for your own bat tale, TikiSoo. I assume that you're not bothered by mosquitoes on your property with your bat houses.

 

I'm amazed, though, that you've only had one home invasion by a bat. It's my understanding that August is the month of the largest number of them. The young bats are out, zipping around in a hunt for insects, and will fly sometimes right in through an open door or window.

 

I hope you don't cover yourself with a blanket and crab walk when you're on your outside property and see one of the bats, as well. You'll certainly be the talk of your neighbourhood if you do. ;)

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Cute....well I love bat tales.

I love bats and have shelters for them on my property. I have lots of bat images around my house too, including one of those mechanical flying bats hanging from the ceiling. 

 

Then one day, a real bat came INTO my home and I instantly turned into a whining baby. But I knew to confine it to a room which was successful. I'd peek in to make sure it was still and saw it clinging to the ceiling. 

Then - to prevent it from landing on me- I covered myself with a blanket and crab walked to the room window & threw it open along with the screen. Crab walk out, close the door and within 5 seconds the bat flew to freedom!

 

Amazing Cappy, that you caught one & was bitten by it. Stuff of nightmares!

 

 

So do you have "bathouses?" i've seen them for sale on websites, but they are expensive. I live near a wooded area, so I'm sure they are around, but I dont see them.

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I've only seen one bat in the city I live in...and THAT was 43 years ago!

 

Not the ONLY bat here I'm sure, but I don't see them is all..

 

The one I saw.....Back in '72(apologies to Bob Seger) I pulled my car into the garage of the place we were housesitting, and as I was closing the door, what I first thought was a bird flew out real quick, startling the bejusus outa me!  When I turned to look after it, I noticed by the silhouette against the cloudy night sky, that it was indeed, a BAT!  I walked in the house and joked with my wife(now the late ex)--"Hey, did your MOTHER just open her BELFRY?"

 

But, at my brother in law's place up in Gladwin, MI, we'd many a summer night sit around the fire and watch bats fly overhead at night.

 

 

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Very often after my wife and I have dinner, with wine in hand we'll sit out on our front deck which faces west and watch the picturesque red rocks of Sedona frame the beautiful Arizona sunsets we get here(yeah, I know...this is startin' to sound like some kind'a Cialis commercial here, ain't it...LOL), and we'll also watch the 3 or 4 bats which appear at this time of day and fly around catching their meal of insects right in front of us.

 

We cheer them on and hope most of their catch are these damn "no-see-ems"(biting midges) which once they bite you will itch like a son-of-a-gun for weeks.

 

(...and which I think are more of an irritant than mosquito bites)

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Very often after my wife and I have dinner, with wine in hand we'll sit out on our front deck which faces west and watch the picturesque red rocks of Sedona frame the beautiful Arizona sunsets we get here(yeah, I know...this is startin' to sound like some kind'a Cialis commercial here, ain't it...LOL), and we'll also watch the 3 or 4 bats which appear at this time of day and fly around catching their meal of insects right in front of us.

 

We cheer them on and hope most of their catch are these damn "no-see-ems"(biting midges) which once they bite you will itch like a son-of-a-gun for weeks.

 

(...and which I think are more of an irritant than mosquito bites)

 

 

SIGH. Must be nice!!

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SIGH. Must be nice!!

 

HEY now, Hibi! Whaddaya MEAN it "must be nice", HUH?!

 

These damn no-see-em bites are no picnic, ya know!!!

 

Oh...wait. You probably meant that whole thing I said about "picturesque Sedona and beautiful Arizona sunsets", didn't ya.

 

(...never mind then) ;)

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HEY now, Hibi! Whaddaya MEAN it "must be nice", HUH?!

 

These damn no-see-em bites are no picnic, ya know!!!

 

Oh...wait. You probably meant that whole thing I said about "picturesque Sedona and beautiful Arizona sunsets", didn't ya.

 

(...never mind then) ;)

 

 

Yeah, something along those lines.........

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Very often after my wife and I have dinner, with wine in hand we'll sit out on our front deck which faces west and watch the picturesque red rocks of Sedona frame the beautiful Arizona sunsets we get here, blah, blah, blah . . .

 

 

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Ummm, Dargo, you've got this kind of view and bats. All I've got are the bats.

 

Maybe I did something wrong in a former lifetime.

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Yes, Dargo has that view. But I"ve heard a rumour that when he goes back into his house, he goes down to his lab, and this is what he looks like (and he never drinks... wine):

 

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Ummm, Dargo, you've got this kind of view and bats. All I've got are the bats.

 

Maybe I did something wrong in a former lifetime.

 

Close Tom, but actually the view I have while watching those bats dart across the sky looks more like this here...

 

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Sedona is a lot greener than people would think, ya know.

 

(...and yes, I HAVE been a very lucky guy all my life) ;)

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Double post. Maybe that should have been the

second one. Wish we could just delete posts

completely when that happens.

 

DUH. Dunno why I didnt think of that............

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Yes, Dargo has that view. But I"ve heard a rumour that when he goes back into his house, he goes down to his lab, and this is what he looks like (and he never drinks... wine):

 

devil_bat_02.jpg

 

LOL

 

Ya know Swithin, until this very minute, I had NO idea that when I wore my goggles I looked so much like George Zucco!!!

 

(...and btw, and as I'm sure you know, "Zucco" not being one of the Marx Bros...and even though it sounds as if he should have been, huh)

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LOL

 

Ya know Swithin, until this very minute, I had NO idea that when I wore my goggles I looked so much like George Zucco!!!

 

(...and btw, and as I'm sure you know, "Zucco" not being one of the Marx Bros...and even though it sounds as if he should have been, huh)

You know that's Bela in Devil Bat, right? Not the great Zucco (though in that photo, there is a resemblance).

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You know that's Bela in Devil Bat, right? Not the great Zucco (though in that photo, there is a resemblance).

How do you like that? Now Dargo finds out he looks like George Zucco AND Bela Lugosi.

 

As Bela would says, "Bats nice."

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You know that's Bela in Devil Bat, right? Not the great Zucco (though in that photo, there is a resemblance).

 

Wow, could've sworn it was Zucco, but you're of course correct here, and with the big monster bat in the laboratory setting being the evidence, and with Zucco not being in the cast of that movie at all.

 

(...but yeah, doesn't Bela look a lot like Zucco in that still there?...never thought they looked all that much alike before)

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What happened to the bat? Just curious.

 

 

I'm pretty sure he was dissected. Pets, even stray cats and dogs, are usually held for observation (10 days?), but wild animals go under the knife. Sad, but that's the way it is.

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I'm pretty sure he was dissected. Pets, even stray cats and dogs, are usually held for observation (10 days?), but wild animals go under the knife. Sad, but that's the way it is.

 

Yeah, I had a feeling......:(

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