Saturday, June 6, 2009
At the cabin, we had a friendly bat who was hanging out under our covered porch all day. At dusk, he went out to find food. We didn't think anything about it. Later that night, we were all in bed for the evening when David woke me up because he was laughing. I went out into the family room where mom, dad, and David were all standing there laughing. We had a bat that came in through a small hole in the cabin wall (as best we can figure) and was hanging out in the cabin. Dad had heard it while they were trying to sleep. These creatures are much tinier than you can imagine. I, however, have a very healthy fear of bats... I hate bats. We were standing around trying to figure out the best way to get the bat out because he was behind a huge beam that was less than 2 inches from the wall. Dad had some strange idea about using tape, mom suggested insect spray to stun him, and David mentioned using his taser. We finally decided to try mom's insect spray approach. Dad isn't really crazy about bats either and David assumed the position of video taping the "bat incident." Once sprayed, he fell to the ground and we were able to get him outside. He crawled over to the edge of the deck and flew away. It was a very strange night.