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Had to drill a hole through the bond of a customers basement. Moved the small piece of insulation they stuff in the joist space. Was a bit dark. Saw something fall, which my brain processed as a piece of tape. Yea, I grabbed it, it was cold...and yes, I freaked. This guy was hissing at me.
 

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I would have to set the guy free. Apparently we have a shortage of bats here in the Maritimes now and we are being over run by mosquitos.
 

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Would be a better story in October....eeeekkkk ! creepy lil' bastards but they do a lot of good.
 

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A shortage of bats in the wild might be a bad thing. But an abundance of bats in my house (and by abundance I mean one or greater) is a bad thing and they get stomped out.
 

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He was certainly alive! He was originally all folded up...he started opening his wings and hissed at me. I managed to get him in an old shoe box. Was going to take him to a Vet or something.. Ran out of time so I let him fly into the woods...it's near 0 degrees, and 3 feet of snow, not sure what he is in for....
 

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Only mamals with wings, they are more like rats imo.


Never had a bat in a basement but have found tons of mice. The feel like a rubber eraser with fur:sick:
 

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He was certainly alive! He was originally all folded up...he started opening his wings and hissed at me. I managed to get him in an old shoe box. Was going to take him to a Vet or something.. Ran out of time so I let him fly into the woods...it's near 0 degrees, and 3 feet of snow, not sure what he is in for....

He has to find a warm place to continue his winter hibernation because there is no food available in the winter, He may just find his way back into that house,If not he will freeze to death.
 

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That is a nice size bat. I have a bat house in my backyard with little tiny baseboard heaters built inside, so they stay warm..
 

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I'm hoping to draw some bats to my neighborhood by building a bat roost thing and setting it up on the big sitka spruce tree out back. I've seen a few flitting around in the summer at dusk but I'd like to see more. There's a marshy bog area a few hundred yards from my house, toward the beach, and it's a bug-spawning haven.
 

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I'm hoping to draw some bats to my neighborhood by building a bat roost thing and setting it up on the big sitka spruce tree out back. I've seen a few flitting around in the summer at dusk but I'd like to see more. There's a marshy bog area a few hundred yards from my house, toward the beach, and it's a bug-spawning haven.
You can put a post 20 ft or more and have the bat house on that. They are easy to make. They look like a large bird house with opening on the bottom so the bats can enter.. Or you can hang it on a tree.. Just make it difficult for birds to get in because the bats will hesitant to roost if they sense birds or a nest..
 
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