Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Uninvited house guest




Monday evening as I was playing on the computer I saw what I thought was a shadow on my wall jumping getting up from my chair I looked up and saw a bat flying around in the room.Being the chicken shit I am I quickly ran from the room and closed the door behind me.I called my neighbor and asked what was the best way to get a bat out of the house.Within a few minutes he along with his two sons were on a mission.They searched high and low but were unable to rescue the darn thing.I decided to close the door and try going to bed.As I lay in bed reading I soon saw my flying friend again. I flew got out of bed and again called for backup help.Again my neighbor came over minus the two boys and we began our shooing exercises.It was heading for the opened front door but decided it wanted to tour more of my home so it flew into the dining room.Getting closer to capturing the little ugly thing he was in the window.I was looking from the outside in telling my neighbor more to the left, more,no now to the middle.He was so close to getting it caught in the towel I so graciously supplied, but then decided he wanted to tour more of the home.So becoming more annoyed by the minute I not so graciously allowed him to go view my not so large bathroom.Taking cover in the shower curtain my hero neighbor again had this annoying but fast house guest almost ready to be escorted from the residents of a rather upset Host,who was NOT planning on guests in the first place.Not wanting to be thrown out,the miserable ,annoying,ugly, (did I mention annoying)guest decided my laundry room was the next place to visit.Being there was an open door leading to the outside we were elated.As soon as Mr annoying flew into that room we quickly closed the door behind him.
We can only assume he flew out the open door.Or he is waiting for nighttime again to start flying around the house. I was busy cleaning and doing wash today and if he was in there he did not make his presence known to me.
I am just hoping none of his relation feel the need to visit as well.
Nothing personal,but I prefer people guests instead of a bat.
So the waiting begins!!!!!!!!

6 comments:

Tiffany said...

Oh my....last summer we were sitting at a patio table inside a screened porch when I felt one of these guests zip over my head...it flew so close to my head it moved my hair.... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH..... thank goodness my mom has no fear..... she took the little bat (her words not mine.... my words were not nearly as nice) out in a towel....
Those guests just give me the creeps.

Janet said...

YUCK YUCK YUCK! I HATE bats! Big ole' flying mice, that's what they are. YUCK!

k1 said...

My THEORY for bat removal. I have not done this before, but it makes sense from a logical point of view: Bats are nocturnal. They like darkness. To get them to go the room you want them in (preferably one with an outside egress; window or door) turn on all the lights in the other rooms and leave the target room dark. The bat will naturally head for the dark room.

Pam said...

OK, I don't think that would be very fun. I was afraid that we would meet some when we went to a cave last week.

nikki said...

Oh, how horrible! I would've been OUT OF THERE!
The same thing happened to my hubby's grandparents - it took weeks before they got their "guest" out.
Yikes!

Sam said...

BTDT! The house we rented in MI had a squirrel infestation AND LOTS of bats!!! If you don't mind stunning or maiming the little suckers, whack them with a tennis racquet (or equal) as they fly by. They can't see it coming and you get to work on your racquet skills!!! Batball is an under-rated sport! BTW, a bat can get in through VERY small openings (if you an fit a pencil in an opening and move it 1/2" any direction, they can fit through). My husband is still totally freaked by bats because of that house (I guess flinging fake bats at him whenever the oppurtunity presents may have something to do with that too!). Just be glad you don't have squirrels!!!!! O...M...G!!! Major damage!!!!!