Originally Posted by CC12
I would have been running around like a lunatic. I think bats are fascinating...outside.
Exactly! I love watching bats fly around at dusk, but they DON'T belong in my house! When I was in high school, I came home one night and turned on the kitchen light..only to find a bat flying in circles around the kitchen. We recently had work done on the roof and apparently the workers didn't close the attic window all the way so it got in that way.
My mom called my aunt (who lives in the country and gets bats in the house at least once a year) and she said the best thing to do is to turn all the lights on in the house, except for 1 room and leave the window open in that room. Mom thought the bat was rabid because of how strange it was flying, but according to my aunt (who's done A LOT of research) it's because their sonar gets screwed up when confinded in a house and they panic. I'm not sure about bat houses in zoos, but I guess they are raised there and don't know anything different.
In any case, I don't want one of them in my house! Of course, my house would be trashed with the cats and dogs chasing it!