I knew there was a good reason for going to see the movie "The Dark Knight". If nothing else it gave me some insight on what to do about our bat problem. In the past we have had several incidences of bats coming in the house. I guess they can come in from our fireplace. Our damper is closed but they must be able to squeeze in somewhere.
I am eating dinner in the dining room when a bat swoops in from the living room. We have vaulted ceilings and so they really swoop around up and down and it is very hard to catch them. I have this terrible fear of bats. I don't know why but I just can't even begin to get close enough to try and catch or kill one. I just cringe and I'm sure I can feel them on my head.
I run with my plate (no I can't miss a meal) to the kitchen and yell for the farmer that there is a bat in the house again. Mr. Slow Pace rises and goes to the garage to get the fish net. You know the fish net ..... the one with large holes in it not small holes like a pool net. I don't try to pretend to know his logic since I am frozen in the other room.
So in my frozen state my quick little tiny wee mind begins to panic and think. How about hiring the Joker. He could probably do it! But then I begin to remember that Batman always comes out ahead.
The hallway light was on and the bat flew back there. Yes he was in our bedroom. Farmer trudges back, goes in the bedroom and shuts the door. I
stand in a corner whimpering bravely listen outside the door and hear a lot of loud thumping and banging mixed with a few choice words.
Hearing the farmer my mind begins to
shrink swirl with thoughts of saving the day. So how about garlic and a crucifix? Well by the time I could gather all that up it would be too late. Besides the crucifix was at the end of my rosary in our bedroom where the bat was.
Holy cat woman, I've got it Batman! How about using the bat signal. That'll do it. Bats always come out using that. I thought about running around outside the house after I made that bat signal with a piece of paper over a flashlight but then I hear the back door from our bedroom open and slam. So either the farmer was thrown out by the bat or he saved the day for batman.
This my friends is the only kind of bat I will allow in my house. I found out that yes wee little bats can crawl right out of large holes in fishing nets. Then farmers must curse and chase again whopping the walls like thunder.