Saturday, February 9, 2013

EEEEKKK!!!! A bat!!!

I've been going through the Lakehouse, sorting a few things.
Deciding what to take to my booth, what goes to St. Vinney's, and what gets trashed.
One thing in particular I decided NOT to keep was the bat I found hanging on the sheer panel  in the spare bedroom.

He evidently moved there after we moved the beds around last weekend.
When we lifted our box springs in our bedroom, I noticed droppings from what looked like a VERY large mouse!
Of course I was mortified!
When I walked into the spare bedroom the next morning, I noticed a mouse the size of a guinea pig on the curtain panel!!!

Upon closer inspection, I realized that giant mouse was a BAT!!!!
As I stifled a scream....EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!
I closed the door, and shoved towels under the door, so the bat could not escape the room, and attack me.
When Mr. L finally returned home from the gym, we finally captured the rodent with wings.
It creeps me out to think that thing was hanging under our bed for who knows how long this winter??!!  Oh the horror!!!
I've been cleaning every nook, and cranny making sure that flying rat didn't lay any eggs anywhere! It would be just my luck that some night while watching TV a whole herd of bats will come flying through the living room looking for their mother!
Until then, I'm wearing a necklace of garlic to bed!!!
Have a nice day.

18 comments:

  1. Deb, I can't stand bats!!! I know how afraid you must have been!! They just creep me out! Hope they are all gone now!

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  2. I'm so glad you didn't post a picture of the winged rat! They scare the heck out of me. We had them in our attic at the lake and got an exterminator. How do you think it got in?

    Beautiful pictures, today! Stay warm and cozy!

    XO,
    Jane

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  3. Debbie, I know bats are good at eating tons of insects, but I am scared of them. I worry about rabies, with bats. So glad your husband captured it. Yes, I would be screaming like a crazy lady. Hope there are no babies.xoxo,Susie

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  4. Bats outside are a good thing, but in the house no way! Guess you'll be looking under your bed from now on, and not for the boogie man!
    Judith

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  5. Boy, that is a story to tell for awhile. It sounds funny but I know it really wasn't. Glad everything is O.K.

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  6. OMG - I would be creeped out too. That would make a great Halloween story tho!

    Love your new header. :-)

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  7. I hate, hate, hate bats! But no worries about babies, they are mammals and give live birth to their babies, so you should be fine. I wonder what it has lived on and had to drink for all of these months?!

    Kat

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  8. Not to freak you out, but have you checked your attic to make sure it didn't find a way into the bedroom?

    Kat

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  9. Yikes, that is creeeeepy. We had over 500 bats living in our chimney when we lived in spindle cottage. Once we realized it we covered the chimney one evening after they had left with some netting so they could not return. Then we fixed it and caulked it etc. However, I remember reading a story once of a man who removed a bat from his house with his hands. He did not realize that the bat had scratched (or bit--I can't remember which) him because it was so slight a mark. He later died from rabies which some bats carry.

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  10. Oh my goodness...I would be so scared!!!
    Glad your hubby got it out.
    Love your header
    I hope you are doing well!!
    Suzann ~xoxo~

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  11. I have to say I was holding my breath reading this!!!! EEEEK is right - I would have totally freaked out!
    So glad you guys are safe!!!

    gena

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  12. Debbie, I've never at a bat in the house before....but I've had a mouse, a squirrel, a crow, and a snake in the house. Plus a mama raccoon had 5 babies in out fireplace!!
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  13. LOL- oh, those thing are so much fun! We had them at the antique mall! When I found one, I got on the phone and called one of the 3 guys who owned it and someone would come and take it away for me. You know, where there's one, there's a couple hundred...you might want to check your crawl spaces and all that. He got in somehow, so...he probably brought his friends and family with him. I am pretty sure bats are live birthers. Can you hear scratching in the walls????

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  14. Ok, I had a mouse in my pantry that had me freaked out...a bat would REALLY freak me out! keep that garlic on!

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  15. OMGosh...I'd have nightmares for weeks!!

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  16. That made me laugh out loud at work! GAAAAAHHHHH! I had a bat in my house once, and it's amazing how creepy it is. I was afraid to go in the same room with it, because they fly around and swoop down and i was the biggest wimp! My young daughter was the only one brave enough to go in the room and open the window so it could get out!

    Cindy

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  17. OMG! I might have to move if that happened to me. I would be forever traumatized. EEEEK!!!!!

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