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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Going Batty at Wyatt's Place

Home improvements always bring surprises...some good, some bat.

Bats have always been around our hood. 
We love them, they eat lots of bugs. 

And they love us too, we built them a bat house, but they want to live with us.
They keep turning up in our roofing project. We have the perfect bat environment. Lots of organic green space, a warm cozy log house, cozy roof and a pond with insects.
The bats have worked their way between the roof on the outside and the tongue and groove on the inside. During recent construction, one bat found it's way into our living space a few nights ago and sent us all screaming like little school girls!  It didn't help that it was at midnight and there was thunder and lightning on the same night.....scary movie time!
SO,
We are working on bat exclusion with the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Many species of bats are protected by state law.

We might have Little Brown Myotis or California Myotis? Whatever the species, they are having babies now and would like to have their maternity ward under our roof. Okay, we can deal with that.

One of our renters, did not survive the construction.
He looks scary and menacing, but he was little and wounded. RIP little fella.
See more about bats here.

The Blogville Halloween Party is here!
We have all the decorations in place...Ha

Wyatt's family

26 comments:

  1. I just love love how kind you are to the bats. I like them too. Not sure I would want them living inside with me. But they can hang at my house anytime they want.
    Blessings,
    Goose

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  2. OMD! I'm glad you like em'! Ma gets the WILLIES just lookin' at that pic! I do feel sorry for the little fella thou. RIP little guy. Your brethren are best not seen, if ya know what I mean. You keep em' safe Wyatt. Better you than Ma....screechin' like a little girl, she is.

    Kisses,

    Ruby

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  3. Sounds like a very scary episode!
    I know you will find the best way to handle them!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  4. Hee hee! I can just imagine the chaos that would happen here if a bat got in our house! All I can say is that it would probably look a lot like "The Great Outdoors"!

    Bunny

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  5. yikes that bat!! This one is talking Halloween too
    Benny & Lily

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  6. I would be screaming like a school girl too if a bat was flying around inside my house. We have bats living outside somewhere (I don't know where they hide during the day) and most evenings I can see them starting their work around dusk.

    Cindy

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  7. My coworker had a bat in her apartment this past Friday night. She and her fiance managed to herd it outside (I think they used a spray water bottle?) and haven't seen it since. They're praying they don't have a repeat performance.

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  8. Oh such fun, a bat in the house, what an especially thrilling new toy.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  9. Totally love that house!!! The bat...not so much!! Well...we have them at our cottage too...and mama says they are good for the insects so we are supposed to stay away! BOL!!! That comment about Halloween is FUNNY!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

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  10. Looks like a great bat maternity area.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

    SHE is shuddering at trying to keep all that glass clean!

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  11. Woof! Woof! ohhhh SPOOKY!!! Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  12. Wow we'd have a go at bat chasing.....yea Halloween has come early. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  13. Oh no - you're living our mom's worst nightmare! We hope you come up with a plan to keep those bats OUTSIDE, Wyatt!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  14. I think my mum just threw up...hehehehe. We had a problem with bats at our old house and had to call da University fur help.
    I has to commend ya'll fur lettin' them haves a place to live. Da baby bats be kinda cutsie.

    Puddles

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  15. We have a lot of those here in AZ - never fun in your house but always fun to look at!

    Sam

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  16. EEEKS....Sounds like an episode of the old "Dark Shadows" television program from the 60's.

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  17. It is funny - Mom was just reading about bats yesterday - we live in a rice growing area so there is HUGE mosquito problems here because of all the flooded fields and Mom read bats can eat up to 300 mosquito a night - she is looking at putting up some bat roosts as well

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  18. Have you ever heard that Moth Balls will keep birds from nesting in places you don't want than to??? Maybe it would work fur BATS...
    I think bats are cool. We have a few around our hill and we like to see them fly at night.

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  19. Hey Wyatt!
    Wow, bats are totally pawesome! My pack loves them. We like to leave our deck lights on at night, then watch them swoop in for all of the bugs! Love the bat house idea. I may have to see about getting Dad to build one.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  20. I like the idea of the bat house. I like bats but not in the house though and definately not during a thunder storm.

    Sheba.

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  21. We know that bats are good to have around for insect control, but we are absolutely pawsitive that our Mom would totally freak out if one got in the house. If they were under the roof and she didn't know, that would proabably be OK:)

    So what time does the Halloween party start?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  22. Oh gads, is that your white living room carpet? Yikees

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  23. We love bats. One of dad's favorite places is Carlsbad Caverns for the evening bat fly-out when thousands come out to hunt. The funny thing is that we don't have any here in Albuquerque, but momma and dad were plagued by one or two every year getting inside when they lived in downtown Chicago!

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  24. I love bats, we have them flit around our house and me and Mum sit on the patio and watch them in the warm evenings at dusk! Oh the Poor dead bat :(
    such a wonderful place, its beautiful!
    Love, Licks and Hugs from your furiend Frank xxxxxxx

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  25. Well, as home improvements go, this is one for the books!

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  26. Oh I bet that was quite the evening with bats dive bombing you. BOL! Baby bats? Awwwwwww :)

    Waggin at ya,
    Roo

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