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    New pet bat - Bitey!

    So in my never ending quest of being tormented by wildlife, this is my new "pet" bat Bitey.

    From Pet Bat - Bitey


    He wasn't really a pet, at first just more of a bat that somehow got into the house causing my roommate and I to run around screaming in circles, interrupting movie night, screaming "OMFG there's a bat in the house!!!" (the bat also joined us in the circle)

    Once we figured out how to get him out of the house, he was once again paid me a visit 2 nights ago while I was about to pass out watching an episode of family guy. (screaming roommate was not present at the time)

    Last night, I noticed skype was going off and also saw I had 6 missed calls from the roommate and 3 'panic' voicemails. (my game of railroad tycoon 2 crashed as a result) Once I got there, my roommate was making some food in the kitchen and made the "sshhh" pointing motion to the window. Somehow the two learned to live together in that 30 mins, and "Bitey" was pretty curious watching / listening to him make whatever he was working on. (that's where I got the photo)

    Shortly after that we again resumed the dance of blankets, ducking, and running around trying to show him the door so he could eat all the nasty mosquitoes that eat me while mowing the lawn.

    Something tells me letting the bat out at 11pm is going to become a nightly occurrence after the 10pm dog pooping routine.

    Yea for living in harmony with rabies vector animals!
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    LOL

    This kind of thing could only happen to you...
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    Awww, he's cute.

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    He's goin to zuck yer blood...
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    Quote Originally Posted by carnivoure12 View Post
    He's goin to zuck yer blood...

    He totally is, I just know it... I spent all evening trying to figure out where he keeps getting in at. The only place I can find is the attic hatch that's in my bedroom. It has a 1/2" curve at one corner and I think he keeps squeezing out of it once he hears family guy.

    Just hope he keeps to a schedule so I can keep letting him out rather than having a new bat cuddle buddy at night.
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    We had bats a few times, years ago. I love how they fly around a house - they're so smooth, unlike a bird, which will crash into everything. With eastern bats being decimated by disease the last couple winters, I can only hope to see a bat again anytime soon. We always escorted them back outside with a blanket too, but with less excitement.
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    I wouldn't worry though, theres only a small amount of bat species that suck blood, the rest prefer juicy bugs.
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    So smooth is really the best word to describe it. The second night, I slowly saw something in the distance... shadows in the dining room slowly making it's way to bother me. But once it was in the living room, and ducking for the 10th time I realized, he's working in perfect circles. He knew or could hear the dimensions of my room better than I can. (I have the bruise on my toe to prove it)

    The 3rd night even the roommate eventually understood that he didn't need to freak out about Bitey. If we were cooking meal worms I'm sure we could have all enjoyed dinner together.

    But the method is starting to become quite simple, just cut the circle in half by making a new wall with a blanket. (our motor skills have been useless at that point to throw the blanket) But just hold it up till the circle becomes smaller and smaller till the door seems like a better option and he goes on his way.

    I hear him crawl back into the attic around 5am, above my head to join whatever is in there crawling around when I shut the windows. (squirrels next)
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