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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:16 AM

40. My wife is terrified of bats -- and mice -- but especially bats.

We used to live in a house where they nested under the garage roof and would migrate down the wall it shared with the kitchen, and pop out in the basement.

One night I got up at about 3 AM and went to get a drink. As I headed back to bed, something hissed down by my right foot. Suddenly a 300 pound man found out he could levitate. I jumped up about 4 feet and backwards about 8. Through the gloom, and without my glasses, a saw a dark shape on the floor under a chair. I assumed it was a bat, and was likely rabid, as bats don't generally land on the floor in the dead of night.

I grabbed a towel out of the linen closet and threw it over the bat. Then I grabbed second one and stuffed it under the bedroom door. The next morning my friend was still there so I put on some heavy gloves, tucked the towel around him and took him out to the garbage can. That wasn't the most humane thing to do, I admit, but I wasn't going to mess with a bat I believed was rabid.

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