Bat - in the lounge.

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Bat - in the lounge.

Post by Fitter » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:01 am

One of our indoor cats was getting agitated at something on the floor underneath the open tread stairs - it turned out to be a bat - it moved and he backed away, great big soppy tart he is! So - rescued it, a pipistrelle, into a plastic box and out to the barn, it's wooden with loads of gaps in the boards, gently tipped it out on a wide wooden beam about 6 foot up off the floor. Went back 20 mins later and no sign of it, checked the floor no sign so it must have flown. The mystery is where it got in, all our windows that we leave open have fly screens, no gaps anywhere, we dont leave doors open to keep the flies out etc - total mystery!
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Re: Bat - in the lounge.

Post by Soopy » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:09 am

Before now one of our cats has brought them in and then let it go.

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Re: Bat - in the lounge.

Post by PatF » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:38 am

Maybe via the roof space, then worked its way downstairs?

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Re: Bat - in the lounge.

Post by Fitter » Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:28 am

Checked all around for unauthorised gaps - there aren't any. The cats that go out have to pass a customs inspection on their way back in!
Haven't got a cat flap or the house would be like a morgue for rodents. Still a mystery!

Yes Pat the grenier is a possibility - but how it got downstairs is puzzling, we don't go up there much at all, the other possibility is that it flew in when the back door was open when I have gone out when it was dark to lock up outside.
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Re: Bat - in the lounge.

Post by ajm » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:05 pm

A pipistrelle can get through the tiniest of holes. We saw one on the wall of our windmill and it suddenly disappeared into the wall thought a wee hole amazing!

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Re: Bat - in the lounge.

Post by PatF » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:20 pm

"suddenly disappeared into the wall thought a wee hole amazing!"
Mice can do that too (chauve-souris).

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Re: Bat - in the lounge.

Post by Loup-garou » Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:44 pm

Fitter wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:28 am
The cats that go out have to pass a customs inspection on their way back in!
Have a word with Theresa May will you?

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Re: Bat - in the lounge.

Post by Nifty » Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:21 pm

Fitter wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:01 am
One of our indoor cats was getting agitated at something on the floor underneath the open tread stairs - it turned out to be a bat - it moved and he backed away, great big soppy tart he is! So - rescued it, a pipistrelle, into a plastic box and out to the barn,

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