My heartbeat, blood pressure, and adrenaline levels all triple in about 20 milli-seconds, and I then high-tail it out of my office in about another 20 milli-seconds ... being sure to close the door behind me - at least I got 'em trapped and know where he is.
I'm a bit noisy in my
hasty retreat mad scramble
outa there, so my wife (who is downstairs) asks
"what the heck happened" and I explain we have yet another
bat in the house. I go downstairs and take a few screens off the
windows - these will be my shields that hopefully the bat
radar will pick up. And to trap 'em, I choose a large tupperware
container ... recall I had used one when we had a
the kitchen sink.
The final item I needed, of course, was my digital camera to take picture. Well damn, that was in my office ... with the bat. It was time to go into battle!
I opened the door a tiny crack ... and could see him circling around. By now, my oldest son was asking what was going on and when I mentioned we had a bat, we wanted to see it - I told Dirk to standby for a bit. I timed the bat's circling so that as he was flying away, I opened the door and tossed the Bat Tupperware in the room ... and a couple of laps later, jumped in with the window screens, bringing 'em up quickly for 100% full-on Bat Shields ... I hoped!
I first make a move for the digital camera as the bat continues to swoop around. Fortunately, I had my "Bat Shields" as can be seen below. Using those, I was able to make my way to the far corner of the room and remove that window screen, and then opened the window all the way. I was hoping he would just fly out - I was not so lucky as after another couple of dozen loops, he settled on the closet door.
While holding on to my Bat Shields, I closed the closet doors, and then in a daring move, placed the Bat Tupperware over the top of him. He didn't move - good. By now, both my wife and son are outside the door asking what is going on - it's now safe for them to come in, so I invite 'em in. Wendy wasn't upset that I was using her tupperware at a Bat Trap and even took a few pictures for me - what a great wife, eh?!? ;-)
So then I slide a folder underneath the tupperware, and Mr. Bat does NOT like that and gets quite agitated. Too bad the Bat Tupperware wasn't clearer for the pictures below. I then slid a calendar underneath that, made sure I had a clear route to the open window, and tossed the whole contraption out there; quickly closing the window - i.e. got that one out alive - good news.
I downloaded the pictures and then (of course!) started working on this web page ... but then heard some noises from my closet! Holy-Moley ... double Bat Trouble! Read part #2 of the Bat Tupperware Sage.
Trapped in the Bat Tupperware!
Note Wings Extended now