Because most philosophies that frown on reproduction don't survive.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Victorian Houses Are Really Cute

But they are more likely to let a bat into your room at 3am than your anonymous suburban brick box.

And then allow the bat to disconcertingly vanish again without being apprehended despite an hour of intermittent skirmishes.

8 comments:

1990bluejay said...
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1990bluejay said...

Maybe, but there's a 6 story brick box that I work in that has yearly infections of bats, so badly in fact that use of certain floors is curtailed until they migrate.

So I take it the bat won? They always do regardless of the sealing/closing that was done; we've had students get bitten and be rushed off for a round of rabies boosters. What fun! :\

Jay Anderson said...

You may have read about my experience with bats in my Victorian home here and here.

Darwin said...

The girls were evacuates safely, and the bat was pinned down a few times against a window, but in the end he vanished while we were out of the room waiting for him to settle again -- the theory is that he left through the same loose window we think we got in through.

Rick Lugari said...

hmmm... I knew it was common in Chillicothe to find rats and mice under the sofa in the front yard, but I didn't realize that they got bats in their bedroom too. Learn something knew everyday...

Anonymous said...

Have you guys gotten "medical advice" as the CDC suggests if you awaken to find a bat in your home, even if you have no obvious signs of a bite? It says bats seen inside homes are much more likely to be rabid.

Jay Anderson said...

[The CDC] says bats seen inside homes are much more likely to be rabid."

The Ohio Department of Wildlife says otherwise. It's a fairly common thing in this part of the country.

Jay Anderson said...

But I don't want to discourage anyone from following up on the rabies thing if they have any concerns about it. That was the reason I called the Dept. of Wildlife in the first place.