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Invasion of The Big Brown Bats! or could we be any more stupider?

you might think after our experience with Mr. Big Brown Bat that we might think twice about leaving a window lacking a screen open all night. yes, you might think that.

and you might think that after we left the window open and came downstairs in the morning to find little poop droppings all over the place that we might be a quick to suspect flying mammals. yes, you might think that.

instead, kris wondered how we could have suddenly fell victim to an invasion of mice that liked to poop a lot. i added helpfully, "yeah, jeez. it's not like there's enough food laying around to attract a marauding army of poopy mice," as kris turned the fan off and moved it out of the window.

after cleaning up the excrement, we noticed not one but two bats inside the fan! one was dead, but the other was alive. how and when they got there is a bit of a mystery, as we're fairly certain they weren't in the fan when kris moved it out of the window. my guess is that the dead one tried to leave just after she switched off the fan?

of course, the looming question is how many other bats are sleeping soundly in little nooks and crannies all around the house, just waiting for night to come.

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7/30/2006 10:26:00 PM 0 comments


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