If anybody can get this bat, Mitch can, but of course that further freaks mom out because she does NOT want to see Mitch with a bat in his clutches! OMG, the thought of it just makes mom's skin crawl! We're hoping the caustic ash in there helps Mr. Bat to find his eternal resting place REAL fast! But in the meantime - Detective Mitch is on the case!
Can you see the little bugger? She heard his high pitched squeak at 5AM and that started her day off on the wrong foot!You have to know that my mom HATES these things and is totally freaked out by them. She wonders why they were ever created! She causes quite the ruckus and screams anytime she sees one in the house! We used to get them on a regular basis until we put screening over the top of one of our chimneys and we haven't had a bat in the house (thank goodness) in years.
Well, a couple of weeks ago mom woke up at midnight and saw one flying in the hallway right outside the bedroom! She went nuts! She had every single light on in the house for three days!So getting back to our problem at hand - Mitch now knows that there's a bat in the fireplace and Mitch never says die! This little dude will stay on a case like you can't believe! They say the females are the hunters! Well, Mitch must be part female then because he's absolutely incredible! He'll never let it rest!
We have a badminton racquet that dad uses to swat them with. Dad is not as upset by them as mom is. Mom makes it her mission to try and find out which room he's in so that she can close off a door and leave the little so-n-so in there till he croaks! She always seems to guess the wrong room (darn) and the next night the stupid bat further antagonizes us! They hide and sleep in the daytime and only come out at night. And we have so many hiding places in our house! They get behind quilts hanging on the wall and they'll hide behind curtains - you just never know! It's so eerie to have one fly right past you in the night or early in the morning!
So, dad finally relented and went on a hunt for mom this particular evening a couple of weeks ago when the bat came out of hiding and got active. One smash with the racquet and he was knocked out cold! yippeeeeeeeee!
Dad put the creature in a bag and took him outside and that was the last we heard from him. Mom has no idea if he came back to life or died and honestly, she could care less - trust me! Please don't think my mom hates animals! She doesn't! Bats and snakes are #1 and #2 on her list!
That's the latest excitement at our house!
So until next time..........
Love ya lots,