|A bird is def better than a BAT flying into ur house
How's this for a bat story---I went into our basement one afternoon to do yet another load of laundry. Just as I turned on the light I saw a brown object on the floor and, figuring I'd dropped a balled-up sock my last trip downstairs, I gave it a kick. I stopped and looked at it a little closer, and my first thought was, "That's the biggest d*mned spider I've ever seen!" (I could actually feel my eyes opening wider and wider!
) About that time, these 2 wings came out from the 'spider's' sides and I said, "Oh, s**t!" So, the bat is between me and the stairway, and there's nobody home but me. I kept waiting for him to start flying, but he just sort of crawled across the floor. I grabbed a nearby 25 gallon bucket and put it over him, setting it down on 1 wing before I got him covered. (and yeah, I felt bad about kicking him then putting a bucket on his wing), I got a piece of cardboard and slid it under the bucket and carried the whole thing VERY carefully up the stairs and outside. When I uncovered the bucket the bat took off, never to be seen again.
The only way he could have gotten into my basement was to come down the chimney and thru the vent for the hot water heater. The poor thing must have been half dead when I found him on the floor; now wonder he didn't put up much of a fight---that vent is always hot, especially when I'm doing laundry. I worried about the little guy the rest of the day, hoping I hadn't hurt him.