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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Dead bat in cabin?

Went up to my cabin in Perry County yesterday with my 2 grandsons to do some work. We found a dead bat laying on the sofa, first time ever. I can't figure out how it would have gotten in. I looked all around trying to see where it could have come in. The only possible place that I see is that it could have came down the stove pipe and then somehow came out the flue. I don't know.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 11:40 AM
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Re: Dead bat in cabin?

Ducker,

We had the same problem and install a flue screen cover which solved the problem.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 12:30 PM
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They are like mice - they can squeeze through surprisingly small cracks and holes.
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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 01:01 PM
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Re: Dead bat in cabin?

Reminds me of true story I saw about a bat was flying in church while in session. A girl about 16 picked the bat up when it landed on the floor. As she was taking the bat outside the bat bit her. The girl later came down with rabies. As a last resort the doctor put her in a coma, When they eventually brought
her out of the coma she survived but was never the same. She was an animal lover and was trying to help the bat.

This is another girl bitten by a rabid bat
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Our family farmhouse had an infestation of bats in the attic. Several hundred of the little buggers lived up there and flew out every night to chow down on the bugs along the Conoquenessing Creek. The county Ag guy told us to let them out than cover ALL possible entry points - even the tiny openings. It worked.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 03:42 PM
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I had one fly thru my living room one evening as I was watching TV I got it in a bedroom and opened the window and removed the screen and shooed him out, don't know how he got in my house........probably fireplace......
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I once found a bat laying in the corner of my basement. I wasn't sure what to do at first and then I called all my friends and we had a baseball game. I got 3 hits with that thing. I loved that bat, Louisville Slugger, Hank Aaron model, IIRC.

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I once found a bat laying in the corner of my basement. I wasn't sure what to do at first and then I called all my friends and we had a baseball game. I got 3 hits with that thing. I loved that bat, Louisville Slugger, Hank Aaron model, IIRC.
Good story. You were very fortunate. It is better to have R-B-Is than R-A-B-I-E-S.

I have a friend who has bats living in his fireplace enclosure. He thought it was cute until I mention the possibility of rabies......

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post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-06-2013, 05:23 PM
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Re: Dead bat in cabin?

One bat coming down the stove pipe isn't that bad, try hundreds! years ago in our first house, our boxer woke us up barking at what my wife (God bless her soul, and grant her peace) thought was a bird. As I looked and informed her
that it wasn't a bird but a bat, she screamed and hid under the covers, along with our brave boxer. Soon it was more than one, I carried her outside to the porch swing wrapped in all the bedding, thank goodness it was mid summer! The bats came down the chimney and out the warm morning stove, they started flying all over the house and into the ceiling fans and then smack, splat onto the white paneled walls leaving soot outlines all over. I held the front door open and a few made it out on their own. The rest I removed once they landed with the use of a towel( so as not to get bit).
Or at least as many as I could see. Days later a few stragglers could be heard behind the paneling and in some other vey very small spaces. After about 2 weeks and over 150 bats later(I quit counting) the bats had taken up residence outdoors in one of our hollowed out trees, leaving only a few bat sooted imprints on the walls. So after that experience I would say finding ONE DEAD bat ain't so bad.
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DC you definitely have bats in the belfry also......
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