Would You Leave

@carolbee (16241)
United States
October 8, 2008 11:42am CST
Would you actually leave your house if you saw a bat hanging upside down somewhere right outside your door and had to walk by it to get to your car? Once I came in and changed my undies I could continue on my course.
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13 responses
9 Oct 08
Hi carolbee, If that happens out side your front door means your luck is changing for the better, so its luucky bat. Once my cat brought in a bat and droped it on my cartpet and it was still alive, so I put in a cardboard box with some tissue and a bit or lettuce, left the lid on and put on a very shelf where the cat can't get it and next day when I went to have a look, it has eaten the lettuce and gone, it has flown out our open bedroom window, could you imagine if my husband woke uo and saw this bat flying in the bed room? he he he. Love & Hugs. Tamara
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
You kept it in your bedroom in a box? You are a brave soul..lol Thanks for responding.
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9 Oct 08
Hi carolbee, The bat has a lovel soft fur and they are so gorgious. Love & hugs Tamara
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, last line was good. How did you come up with this discussion? You have me curious. There was a bat in a hallway where I worked once. Baby bat, must have gotten lost from its Mother. With radar, they try to avoid us. As long as they aren't rabid, they're not too bat, I mean bad. Take care.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
Have no idea what triggered this discussion. Nothing was on the news. Just happen to think about bats. I know they are good when it comes to eating insects but I would rather buy a bug/insect zapper. Thanks for responding.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I am sure I would be very careful when leaving but yes, I would walk past it. If I will walk past a lizard outside I would walk past just about anything. hahaha When my kids were little and we were at my brother's with my mother for a visit, my brother had a swimming pool and the kids would swim a lot during the day but they also loved to go out at night under the lights and there were a whole lot of bats that would dive bomb them. The bats were harmless and the kids loved it, of course they never did get attacked by them. This was in the country not in the city.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I always heard when I was a kid that bats would get into the hair on a person's head and are hard to get out. It might have been an old wives tale. And nobody was hurt from the bats dive bombing the pool? Thanks for responding.
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@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
9 Oct 08
No, no one was even touched by a bat. I think the bats were mostly after the water or maybe the bugs for the lights. The bats were more afraid of the kids than the kids were of them.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
the caught in the hair story may date to the beehive hairdos that seemed to attract bugs due to the extensive amount of hairspray involved and the long period of time they were in place.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Hahaha, boy does that ever bring back memories! One house I lived in they were working on re-doing where the porch joined the house. It was exposed to the outside and the screening was off the louvers in the peak (where hot air escapes in the summer.) I swear, we had a 'bat alert' each and every night till they got that thing closed up! To keep them out they had me buy moth balls and toss them around up there, and by golly it worked! For 'bat alert!' we'd open up the doors and windows and turn on all the lights in the room, then chase them with a broom and they'd fly out into the dark again. I remember my one daughter would take the big metal spaghetti strainer and wear it over her head while we got the bats out. Man, I really hated getting those things into the house like that! It gives me the creeps and shudders just thinking about it lol.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
How horrible. I wouldn't have slept the entire time the area was open. Would be afraid of them getting into the house and sharing my bed. Thanks for responding with the advice about moth balls. This is good to know.
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@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
9 Oct 08
Yes, the mothballs was THE best answer to the problem. Another house I moved into while remodeling had a living room woodstove into the main chimney, and a whole bunch of bats got into there and took up residence on the inner chimney walls. To get rid of them I again put a bunch of mothballs inside the woodstove for a week (while it was off.) It kept them away and I got a chimney cap put on so that it couldn't ever happen again. That mothball trick really does work super!
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
8 Oct 08
bats can be scary but it wont make me change my mind or make me decide to leave my house. he better not show up outside my house or i'll throw rocks at him lol
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I wouldn't leave my house if I spotted one right out the door. Thanks for responding.
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@Shar1979 (2723)
• United States
9 Oct 08
you're welcome :)
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@jillhill (37384)
• United States
8 Oct 08
Yes! I have very little tolerance for bats! I can't stand them even if they are supposed to be very good for the enviroment! Yuck!
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I'm on your side, sis. I saw one when I was a kid. That was enough to last me a lifetime. Thanks for responding.
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@lilcee (2704)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I've never had that happen so I'm not sure what I would do. If it was right by my door, I probably would get scared thinking it would fly into the house when the door opens. I have seen them flying around outside in the evenings before. Haven't seen them lately tho. I like seeing them tho because they eat lots of mosquitoes. They've never been up by my house tho that I know of.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I've never seen any bats in our part of town. I am such a chicken when I see wild animals that are big. Born and raised in the city so don't know how to react to the wild animals. Thanks for responding.
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@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
8 Oct 08
I'm not afraid of bats so I would come out of my house. But I live in a area where there's no bats at all.
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@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I wouldn't leave my house if I seen a bat hanging upside down outside of it. We used to have one around here that liked to sleep on the back side of my guttering. I think I would have to run out of the house if it was hanging at my door though or try to shew it away somehow.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I am such a chicken when it comes to wild animals of any kind. I am a big city girl and not exposed much to the outdoor life. Thanks for responding.
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@paid2write (5202)
8 Oct 08
I would think myself lucky to have a bat sharing my home. They are useful creatures. Some people build bat boxes to encourage them because they are more efficient than any insect repellant at getting rid of flies, by eating them! They have lovely warm furry little bodies and cute faces. They will never do you any harm and will not touch you. In my country nearly all bat species are protected by law.
@rainmark (4306)
8 Oct 08
That's scary, if that happened to me i probably screaming and get a stick and hit it until i killed it. I will not going to leave the house i will going to cast away the bat and hope it will not coming back. Happy posting.
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
8 Oct 08
I'd run and run fast right back into the house and probably call the police. Don't know what they would do but I'd call anyway and see if they could give me some advice. My husband would tell me I was seeing things. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
8 Oct 08
In such situation, I won't get out of my house. I dun want to get myself into somethong like this. Just shut the door and wait, or do sth else.....
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@carolbee (16241)
• United States
9 Oct 08
I agree with you. I'd get back in the house. Thanks for responding.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
Like so many outdoor creatures I have great respect for the bats as long as they and the other creatures stick to their area. Once they invade my space all bets are off. i know their not there to hurt me but I have no intention of dealing with the medical precautions necessary if i do something that make them panic and bite me. I would either have to find another way out or find something to shoot or throw at the bat to get rid of it and chase it out of my territory. I say careful about them when in a cave(it's their home) i expect them to carefully avoid me in my home. I once saw a moth fly into my room while I was reading. it took a moment to realize the "moth" had an 18" wingspan. At that point i threw a blanket in the general direction to catch it and allowed someone else to get rid of the flying rat.
@carolbee (16241)
• United States
25 Oct 08
A flying rat. That is spooky. Thanks for responding.
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