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> Creatures in your house.....what has surprised you?
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post Dec 27 2016, 05:32 PM
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On Saturday (Christmas Eve) we discovered a bat in our dining room blind. Yes - inside the house, INSIDE the blind. Silhouette blinds: 3 dimensional. If you're not familiar - picture a front panel and a back panel connected by horizontal louvres that form a "ladder". All made from sheer fabric.

The bat was at the top louvre about a foot in from the edge.

The dining room is open to other rooms. No doors except laundry, master, study and powder room. If the bat chose to fly around the house it had plenty of rooms to choose from.

We tarped off dining room to keep it contained. Then we tarped off the bay window to keep it further contained. Then hubby opened an adjacent window and we were hoping Mr. Bat would fly out. It slowly crept to the opening but then turned around and went to the center of the blind. Moving VERY slowly.

At first we thought it was sick or injured but learned it might be sluggish from hibernation mode and very reduced metabolism.

Hubby got a retraction tool, grabbed the bat - put it out the window onto the hedge. It stayed there till dark. In the morning it was gone.

I have learned a lot about bats. They are very beneficial creatures and terribly misunderstood. They begin flight by dropping and catching air - so they cannot start flying from the ground. Always best to put them at least 8 feet up. I assume our little bat was either taken by a predator or crawled up to a sufficient height to fly away (I'm hoping the latter).
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post Dec 27 2016, 06:22 PM
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Wow! That's quite an experience. I'd actually prefer the bat to the giant centipedes we get here, but that's just me. lol.gif


Photo isn't mine, just to show how big they get here.
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post Dec 27 2016, 06:41 PM
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bats
scorpions
snakes
iguanas
possum
raccoon
all kinds of spider
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post Dec 27 2016, 06:59 PM
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QUOTE (Doc_K @ Dec 27 2016, 09:22 PM) *
Wow! That's quite an experience. I'd actually prefer the bat to the giant centipedes we get here, but that's just me. lol.gif

I agree - I'd take a bat all day long over that thing! Yikes!!

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bats
scorpions
snakes
iguanas
possum
raccoon
all kinds of spider
That's more of an assortment than I'd ever want.

We have everything you list (except iguana and scorpion) OUTSIDE, but never inside.
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post Dec 27 2016, 07:08 PM
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QUOTE (cake @ Dec 27 2016, 06:59 PM) *
I agree - I'd take a bat all day long over that thing! Yikes!!

That's more of an assortment than I'd ever want.

We have everything you list (except iguana and scorpion) OUTSIDE, but never inside.

I'm fine as long as I don't have a crocodile come in.
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post Dec 27 2016, 10:53 PM
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QUOTE (Doc_K @ Dec 27 2016, 06:22 PM) *
Wow! That's quite an experience. I'd actually prefer the bat to the giant centipedes we get here, but that's just me. lol.gif


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post Dec 28 2016, 01:10 AM
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post Dec 28 2016, 01:46 AM
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Basically none. The cat eats whatever small insects might show up, and I'm perfectly fine with not having to battle snakes in my home icon_mrgreen.gif


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post Dec 28 2016, 08:07 AM
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QUOTE (Doc_K @ Dec 27 2016, 10:22 PM) *
Wow! That's quite an experience. I'd actually prefer the bat to the giant centipedes we get here, but that's just me. lol.gif


Photo isn't mine, just to show how big they get here.

fcuk THAT SHIT
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post Dec 28 2016, 09:15 AM
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QUOTE (capt_chaos @ Dec 28 2016, 04:10 AM) *
Cake, hiding in my closet.

C'mon. Could not have been a surprise!
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post Dec 28 2016, 09:52 AM
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QUOTE (NRG x Lambo @ Dec 28 2016, 12:53 AM) *
hawaii is home to a lot of "NOPE" reasons to live there when it comes to creepy crawlies.


Big Cane spiders too, but not one snake on any of the Islands.
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post Dec 28 2016, 10:16 AM
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A tarantula hawk got in our house a couple of years ago. Nasty buggers.

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post Dec 28 2016, 01:02 PM
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QUOTE (lambornima @ Dec 28 2016, 09:07 AM) *
fcuk THAT SHIT

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post Dec 28 2016, 01:05 PM
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We had a rattle snake in our back yard one year. A 6' long gopher snake another. A lot of wolf spiders about 5" in diameter.. tons of black widows.. thats about it.

My aunt had a Bat in her house once.. it got stuck to the screen door on the inside.. had to help it off and get it out of the house.. Ugh.




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post Dec 28 2016, 07:14 PM
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We had a wolf spider at our front door in Maryland. It was the biggest spider I'd ever seen! Had REALLY hairy legs!

Had a 4' northern water snake living in our water feature. Stayed a couple years and then moved on. It left after the frogs were depleted.
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post Dec 28 2016, 09:01 PM
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When I was living in Boulder CO. Have had a few bats in the house, snacks. my houses was located right at the base of the Flatirons. so my backyard was just empty mtn space. Have had a lot of bears, mtn lions, foxes, and hawks. Was fun and scary seeing them in the yard
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post Dec 28 2016, 11:53 PM
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I forgot about this little/big guy trying to get up the stairs of my house when I first moved here. He was really calm around me and let me pick him up with a letter. I let him go as I do with most things here.

The centipedes always ended up in the garbage disposal. If the centipedes bite you, you can get a nasty infection. The other thing I hate about living here is that there are cockroaches EVERYWHERE. Big ones too. It doesn't matter how clean your house is. They always get in and they fly too.
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That said I seen some pictures of people on this website and they do not look like they have evolved properly.
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post Dec 29 2016, 12:18 AM
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My dreams of Hawaii has been dismantled.
I can not stand cockroaches.
That tarantula hawk and centipede also need good amount of mixture of gasoline, candle wax, bariumnitrate, aluminium, white phosphorus, magnesium, thrown at them with shed built detonator.

ps. I dont take liability for accidentally destroyed property.
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post Dec 29 2016, 11:57 AM
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post Dec 29 2016, 12:24 PM
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What do you mean? I thought that was just Erik in the photo. lol.gif


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