Last updated on August 25th, 2020
Just a Normal Evening at Home, or so We Thought
What seemed like a normal evening turned into mayhem thanks to our cat, Domino bringing a bat inside our home.
He spent a few hours out on our screened-in balcony, which was quite normal for him. After waking up from a short, unscheduled nap, I went to let him in.
Due to my grogginess, I didnt notice he was carrying something in his mouth.
As Mora walked into the roomed, she shrieked, “What’s that in Domino’s mouth!”
Perplexed, I turned to look at him and saw he was holding what appeared to be a large, dark object in his mouth. Then, he dropped it next to his blanket to come greet us.
We were several feet away, so we could not exactly see what it was. However, when Domino walked toward us, he seemed to be strutting proudly as if he had accomplished some major feat.
Discovering the Object Inside Our Home Was Actually a Bat!
Mora exclaimed, “Is that a bat!” This was my first instinct too. As I walked closer to it, I was able to confirm Mora’s fear. Needless to say, she was less than thrilled to have a bat inside our home in the living room, much to Domino’s confusion.
I tried to calm Mora down by asking her to take Domino into the bedroom. The bat seemed to be near death as it had barely moved once Domino dropped him on the floor near the blanket.
I turned my head for just a brief moment. When I turned around, I saw the bat walking pretty swiftly across the floor. This of course freaked Mora out even more; I wasn’t too thrilled about it, either (lol).
While Mora stood far away near the bathroom, I stood just a few short feet away from the bat and watched as it started to climb Domino’s beloved scratch pad tower. After reaching the top, the bat decided to rest.
How I Removed the Bat From Inside Our Home
I knew I needed to grab the bat somehow and take it outside. However, considering the Covid-19 pandemic allegedly started from a bat, I was not wanting to risk being bitten.
So, as always, I improvised.
I grabbed the only thing I could find: a long pair of tongs.
While Mora was still freaked out about the bat, she still did not miss this moment to laugh her ass off at my expense.
A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.
I slowly crept towards the bat. Finally, I lunged the tongs toward it and clasped it firmly but not too hard.
The bat did not put up a struggle as I took it outside.
Batman Returns: Again?
After giving myself a well-deserved pat on the back, the bat problem was vanquished. Or so we thought.
As I was putting the trash out, I noticed something dark down the hall.
The bat had crawled its way to one of my neighbors’ doors and burrowed itself in the corner.
I never saw the bat again after that, so I’m guessing it finally left the immediate area.
Did the Bat Bite Our Cat?
Mora and I were a bit worried about Domino being in such close contact with the bat. Thankfully, Domino showed no signs of being bitten by the bat. However, to be safe, we are going to take him to the vet for a checkup. Bats carry many diseases, so it is better to be safe than sorry.
Also, I trashed the pair of tongs I used to carry the bat. Mora can make jokes all she wants, but I got the job done (lol).
Anyways, we clearly need to work with our inept apartment office; the screened-in aspect of the balcony only works when there aren’t dozens of tears in it.
Have You Ever Had a Bat Inside Your Home?
If you have ever had a bat inside your home, Mora and I would love to hear your story! Or perhaps you have had a bat fly inside your car, like my brother; that would absolutely freak me out. Regardless of your encounter, tell us about it!
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