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OMG!!! there was a bat on our living room floor!

post #1 of 23
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my partner just came in & said, there was something weird on the floor LOL! it was a bat!
LL
post #2 of 23
LOL, was it alive?
post #3 of 23
Oh, the poor thing. If it is alive it needs medical care and will have to have a home as that wing is ruined. If dead...
post #4 of 23
..poor bat!...
post #5 of 23
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Originally Posted by shepatna View Post
LOL, was it alive?
yeh, it was.

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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Oh, the poor thing. If it is alive it needs medical care and will have to have a home as that wing is ruined. If dead...
i phoned The RSPCA, it's wing was fine. the person on the phone said, to let it grab onto a towel, & hang it on the washing line outside. as it will fly off on it's own, when it's ready.
post #6 of 23
Poor little guy! Glad he's ok though. I think bats are absolutely adorable but I'm terrified of them.
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..poor bat!...
yeh i know! the strange thing is LOL, the cat's had nothing to do with it!
post #8 of 23
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Poor little guy! Glad he's ok though. I think bats are absolutely adorable but I'm terrified of them.
hehe, i agree!
post #9 of 23
I would be afraid he bit my cats or even me!
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I would be afraid he bit my cats or even me!
i was LOL, but i just wanted to help the little thing.
post #11 of 23
Aw! How tiny was/is it? And did you find out what kind of bat it was?
post #12 of 23
That would scare me. eeeeeekkkkkkk
post #13 of 23
OMG, I posted last winter about a bat on my bed I pretty well couldn't sleep for days until the bat guy came and got him out!

I was terrified that it had rabies! It didn't end up having rabies though (RIP bat)
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Aw! How tiny was/is it? And did you find out what kind of bat it was?
i have no idea, i never saw it. my partner said it was quite small though! no, i didn't find out what kind of bat it was.

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That would scare me. eeeeeekkkkkkk
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OMG, I posted last winter about a bat on my bed I pretty well couldn't sleep for days until the bat guy came and got him out!

I was terrified that it had rabies! It didn't end up having rabies though (RIP bat)
aww!
post #15 of 23
Actually, I would be concerned about the possibility of rabies in the bat. Are there any bats in your area that have been positive for rabies? Are your cats current on their immunizations?

Not trying to scare you at all. But call your vet to see if he has any recommendations. There is no way to know if your cats tried to play with the visitor.
post #16 of 23
I love bats, i think they are a beautiful creature, especially the fruit bats in Australia.

Although i would be afraid as well, we live in a rabies area so if a bat or some other weird creature entered my house here would be a high chance of it.

Call your vet
post #17 of 23
Bats are pretty cool when you look at them. From. Afar. But I would lose my lunch if I ever saw one in my house.
My childhood home was old and had all of these super high ceilings and we used to get all kinds of flying creatures in our house. Including an owl. WE would not notice them until we went into a room and looked up. Once there was a bird trapped in for a few days and I could not sleep. I kept expecting it to find me and peck at my face.
post #18 of 23
aww looks like a pipestrell bat
poor bugger how on earth did he get throught the window?
post #19 of 23
Looks like a common Little Brown Bat - harmless, but usually if they are grounded they are sick or dying. Be very careful and I hope the cats did not get bit.

My fav bat is the Fruit Bats (or Flying Foxes) - would love to own one
post #20 of 23
Here is what I found about bats on the floor on the web:

http://www.iol.ie/~corkbatgroup/care.htm

Anyway, maybe the cat did do it. Also on the web, bats are the number 1 cause of rabies in humans in the US, so be careful.
post #21 of 23
I think it would be extremely rare to be bitten by a rabid bat in the uk.

Does kinda look like a pipistrelle and they are the most common in uk.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfact...iles/291.shtml

Hope the little guy was ok. That wing looked pretty mangeled.
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I think it would be extremely rare to be bitten by a rabid bat in the uk.

Does kinda look like a pipistrelle and they are the most common in uk.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfact...iles/291.shtml

Hope the little guy was ok. That wing looked pretty mangeled.
Yeah, I said US and didn't look about the UK. It should be impossible for a bat to be rabid in the UK as there are no rabies.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by Mom of 4 View Post
Actually, I would be concerned about the possibility of rabies in the bat. Are there any bats in your area that have been positive for rabies? Are your cats current on their immunizations?

Not trying to scare you at all. But call your vet to see if he has any recommendations. There is no way to know if your cats tried to play with the visitor.
i have no idea! i didn't even know there were bat's in my area, until i saw that one! yeh, my cat's are current on their immunization's.

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Originally Posted by fwan View Post
I love bats, i think they are a beautiful creature, especially the fruit bats in Australia.

Although i would be afraid as well, we live in a rabies area so if a bat or some other weird creature entered my house here would be a high chance of it.

Call your vet
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Originally Posted by CC12 View Post
Bats are pretty cool when you look at them. From. Afar. But I would lose my lunch if I ever saw one in my house.
My childhood home was old and had all of these super high ceilings and we used to get all kinds of flying creatures in our house. Including an owl. WE would not notice them until we went into a room and looked up. Once there was a bird trapped in for a few days and I could not sleep. I kept expecting it to find me and peck at my face.
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Originally Posted by pixietina View Post
aww looks like a pipestrell bat
poor bugger how on earth did he get throught the window?
i have no idea LOL!

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Originally Posted by GoldenKitty45 View Post
Looks like a common Little Brown Bat - harmless, but usually if they are grounded they are sick or dying. Be very careful and I hope the cats did not get bit.

My fav bat is the Fruit Bats (or Flying Foxes) - would love to own one
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Originally Posted by butzie View Post
Here is what I found about bats on the floor on the web:

http://www.iol.ie/~corkbatgroup/care.htm

Anyway, maybe the cat did do it. Also on the web, bats are the number 1 cause of rabies in humans in the US, so be careful.
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post
I think it would be extremely rare to be bitten by a rabid bat in the uk.

Does kinda look like a pipistrelle and they are the most common in uk.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfact...iles/291.shtml

Hope the little guy was ok. That wing looked pretty mangeled.
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Yeah, I said US and didn't look about the UK. It should be impossible for a bat to be rabid in the UK as there are no rabies.
sooo, should i be worried then?
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