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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 07:45 AM

18. Had a bat in the basement

I was cleaning the furnace filters and when I returned I saw this critter on the floor. It appeared dead so I touched it with a broom and it moved! Uh-oh. I went upstairs for a minute and when I returned to the basement the bad had moved and spread itself out so to look big, when it saw me, it lifted its little chin and hissed at me. I opened the cellar door and managed to get the bat on the end of a shovel. I put it in some mulch in a shady spot figuring it wasn't going to survive, but a little later on when I looked at spot where I'd put it, it was gone. I guess it revived and flew away.

I ended up calling the PA state game commission and an officer actually came over. He said if that happened again to put a box over the bat and call them. They'd take the bat a make sure it wasn't rabid. Then he walked around the house and looked for spots they might get in. He said bats can get in the tiniest spaces and they will "wing walk" using the little feet on their wings to climb up the bricks. He said his grandparents lived in a old farmhouse and he would sometimes watch the bats come in the cellar door. When I told my neighbor about the bat, he told me there were about 8 bats living in his chimney. He said sometimes he'd go out at dusk and watch them fly out. That was a mosquito-free year, on the plus side.

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