The Mighty Bat Hunter
Many regulars know that a couple of my siblings post regularly in the comments section. Today, I'd like to announce that one of those siblings, KVBigSis, is also a bat catcher extraordinaire.
I was woken up around 4 am this morning by a bat flying around in my apartment. This has happened before and I'm usually able to just open my side door and wait for it to fly out. Well, this bastard was having nothing to do with that. It settled itself up high on a wall in kitchen, a little too far up for a short person like me to do anything about.
After about an hour of waiting for it to just fly out, I called my sister and begged her to come over and help me. She was terrified, but she did it. She had a good strategy to get the bat, and, because she's taller than me she ended up having to do about 99 44/100% of the actual bat-nabbing work.
There's not many people you can call at 5 in the morning to help you with something like that. So praise the Lord for sisters, even liberal ones ;-)
Posted by at August 3, 2005 06:00 AM
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|# August 3rd, 2005 7:47 AM cherlynda|
How odd...did Marge tell you last Thursday I woke up at 130am to fine a bat in my ceiling fan,,it hit the fan and landed in bed with me....I hate bats!
Being terrified and went and told Jordan as John was out of town. Jordan said "I hate bats too!" So Cale and him got dressed in hooded sweatshirts, goggles,pants sock, gloves with a broom and tennis rackets and went into my rrom to get clothes for me to wear to work the next day.
They looked for the bat all the next day. No,,,they said must be gone...I said I would have to see that to believe that. I put a fifty dollar on the head of the bat. Later that evening Jordan and one of his friends.went up with tennis rackets and fishing nets. They were yelling and running around (which I heard from the downstairs as I was not going up there!) Anyhow they got the bat..it was still alive so they let it go...thats because during the whole struggle Cale was out side the door crying "Dont kill it...please dont kill it"
What an experience. I am still have post traumatic stress from it..hate sleeping in my bed.
|# August 3rd, 2005 8:04 AM kris|
|Yeah, she told me about that.
I know exactly how you feel. I probably won't sleep much tonight.
Being near the lake, I've gotten bats before, but I haven't had one since the day Dad died. I forgot about how terrifying it is.
Claude & Zappy are good bat alerts, but they don't exactly help me get rid of it. Marge was FAR better help.
|# August 3rd, 2005 9:39 AM Laura|
|What a nightmare. I go nuts when one of those huge flying cockroaches gets in the house, I can't imagine a bat in the house. ::: shivers :::
Way to go, KVBigSis.
|# August 3rd, 2005 3:50 PM KVBigSis|
|Awww, it was such a nice surprise to come here and read this. Thanks, Kris!
But I think to give people the full flavor of the episode, you should mention the part where YOUR ONE JOB was to cover the bucket with a tennis racket, and instead you ran out of the kitchen, leaving me holding a bucket with a bat in it and screaming "WHERE IS THE TENNIS RACKET????"
Here's hoping both our bat-capturing days are OVER!
|# August 3rd, 2005 3:54 PM kris|
|I was thinking we'd only use the racket if the placemat slipped. I think I was so happy that it didn't slip that my brain stopped working. |