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post #91 of 110
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OKAY, Trout has located the bat, and the bat catcher is on his way..

PLEASE SEND BATCATCHING VIBES!

omg, I hope this works.
post #92 of 110
Good luck,,

hmm why is the theme music for batman suddnely going thru my head.
post #93 of 110
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Originally Posted by Natalie_ca View Post
Try calling a wildlife agency and ask them. There probably isn't all that many types of bats in London, ON, and you can provide them with a picture of yours. They'll know.

Also, it would be in your best interests to keep it alive and catch it to take to a rescue place, otherwise it will die and decay. And decaying flesh is a very disgusting smell. It smells like really, really used kitty litter with a sickly sweet smell to it. I mean a really sickly sweet smell and it's very difficult to get rid of.

you know WAY too much about decaying flesh


Nat - I hope you get your bat tested and yourself vaccinated - good vibes for you!
post #94 of 110
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
They'll have to kill the bat to test is....

You know, it's rather funny - I don't see anyone going into a panic over mice in their homes, and they can carry bubonic plague (there are still occasional outbreaks of this) and hanta. So why all the irrational fear because of bats?
Bubonic plague!! OMG!! Don't get me started about that!! I could NEVER live in a house where rodents could get in!!!

Good luck Nat!! I hope they get that bat outta there!!!
post #95 of 110
I hope the bat is finally gone Nat!
for a good night sleep.
post #96 of 110
Thread Starter 
The BAT IS GONE!

Finally..the bat guy came and scooped up the little Dori in one slow motion. He made it look so easy too

Thank goodness, here's to a good sleep tonight!

He said they HAVE to test it for rabies since it has been in my house for a few days..or weeks

He will let me know if its positive or negative..then if its positive, I will have to get rabies vaccine Trout just got hers a month ago, thank god.
post #97 of 110
that great news
now you can get some sleep
post #98 of 110
Sleep well, don't let the bats bite!

Had to toss that one out there.
post #99 of 110
Oh I'm glad it's taken care of! I hope you don't have to go through the rabies vaccines! Sweet Dreams Nat!
post #100 of 110
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
The BAT IS GONE!

He will let me know if its positive or negative..then if its positive, I will have to get rabies vaccine Trout just got hers a month ago, thank god.
Glad to hear that it's gone but I'm crossing my fingers that it didn't have rabies. I've heard that those shots particularly hurt!
post #101 of 110
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Originally Posted by rachelh1018 View Post
Bubonic plague!! OMG!! Don't get me started about that!! I could NEVER live in a house where rodents could get in!!!
It's very hard to keep rodents out completely, especially when the weather starts to turn cold.
Also, as it has already been pointed out, rodents are not the only animals that can carry the fleas and get/die from bubonic plague. Rabbits, squirrels, cats, and apparently even cougars (Nov. 2nd incident) can too.


Glad the bat has been caught. If there's any concern about having to get the rabies vacs, there could be a thread started as there are a few people on here that have had to get them.
post #102 of 110
Well thats good news Nat I would have not stayed there I would have slept in the car
post #103 of 110
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Glad to hear that it's gone but I'm crossing my fingers that it didn't have rabies. I've heard that those shots particularly hurt!
They actually don't anymore I guess. I asked the bat guy about them, and he said they don't do them in the stomache anymore. They just give you like 3-7 shots in your arm over a couple weeks depending on your size. And he said they are no different then regular flu shots or whatever.

I am so happy this morning..even though I went to bed at 1am, I feel SO rested
post #104 of 110
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
They actually don't anymore I guess. I asked the bat guy about them, and he said they don't do them in the stomache anymore. They just give you like 3-7 shots in your arm over a couple weeks depending on your size. And he said they are no different then regular flu shots or whatever.

I am so happy this morning..even though I went to bed at 1am, I feel SO rested
Nat, my Aunt had to have the shots just a couple of months ago. She passed out during the first two shots. Granted she had to have the shots directly in and around the bite marks.
post #105 of 110
It depends which shots they use, there are several manufacturers of the shots and they are given in various places according to manufacturers guidelines, some still do have the big ones in the stomach.

Also make sure you clean well, there was a study done a while back and animals got sick without bites from the saliva and guano/urine of bats
post #106 of 110
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Originally Posted by snosrap5 View Post
Nat, my Aunt had to have the shots just a couple of months ago. She passed out during the first two shots. Granted she had to have the shots directly in and around the bite marks.
My mom had to have rabies shots before. I told her she needed to get the tag and wear it as a necklace. She was attacked by a cat and had to have the shots directly in the wound and she said it was horribly painful!

Glad to hear your bat problems are over! Hopefully you arent rabid!
post #107 of 110
Nat if you starting having a desire to hang from doorframes, that's a bad thing!
post #108 of 110
Thread Starter 
Nat..or cling to the side of my mattress

I asked the bat guy directly..and he said around here they just do shots in the arm..so thats good
post #109 of 110
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Originally Posted by Trouts mom View Post
The BAT IS GONE!

Finally..the bat guy came and scooped up the little Dori in one slow motion.

I somehow pictured a caped crusader swooping around your house with a net
post #110 of 110
Sorry about your little space invader!

Bats are truly amazing animals! DH's uncle is a research scientist at the University of Ohio in Toledo! He studied the evolution of hearing in bats for over a decade! It is so amazing to hear his stories!

Did you know not all bats use echolocation? Fruit bats have evolved to use their sense of sight to get their food. The size of their ears relative to that of their head and eyes are a good indication of what type of food they eat. The smaller the eyes and bigger the ears, you can bet they eat bugs! The bigger the eyes and the smaller the ears they most likely eat fruit! Some bats have an excellent sense of sight! Others not so good, however, none of them are blind!

Swampwitch - the bat in your post is a fruit bat. It is actually one of the main species that DH uncle studied! They make excellent friends, and have as much personality as our cats do!

They are truly amazing creatures!

Nat- I am glad to poor guy is out of your house and you can get some rest. Too bad he will have to die, but better safe then sorry. Hope you and trout are both okay!
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