Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bat Man

The Bat Man showed up this week.  If you recall the newspaper reported that the museum was “inundated” with bats.

The Bat Man

I told you he was the Bat Man.  He is a really nice guy.  He said he read the newspaper report also.

He explained to me that he would seal up the entire building, and put in a tube or tubes so that the bats would be able to go out but not be able to come back in again.   He said it is no problem for them, they have visited friends and relatives in the area and they will know right where to go.   In essence they will become someone elses problem..therefore creating more work for him in the long run..ingenious.

The Bat Man at work

If you ask me he is nuts, working off of that lift.  He is running caulking along the trim on the area where the brick meets the eave.

A Bat Tube

This is a bat tube high up in the very peak of the building.  He covered the opening with a steel mesh and then put the tube up.  In a couple of weeks he will take the tubes down and seal the holes up completely.

So now you know how a Bat Man works:)

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16 comments:

  1. What a cool profession! And you're right, nobody is hurt, everybody wins in this scenario. Other than the sofa that the bats leave behind... :-)

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  2. How cool! Bats are a good thing...as long as they're in the right place. They've gotten into my husband's family cabin before. Luckily not when we're up there! :-)
    My brother-in-law was trying to catch one flying around the cabin one night and it flew into the bedroom where my sister-in-law was in bed. She threw the covers over her head when it flew in the room. Then it disappeared. My brother-in-law could not find it. When my s-i-l threw the covers back to get out of bed...the bat was in the bed with her! When she threw the blankets up the first time, the blanket must have caught the bat!

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  3. I read an interesting blog post once about this subject. A lady even filmed the bats trying to return to her attic while sitting in her car. Smart lady. She hung bat houses around her farm so they would have some place to go. It was really eerie watching hundreds of bats flying around her house. Have you thought of taping this?

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  4. We have bats in our local community hall and can't get rid of them. We need your bat guy!

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  5. Hmmm, I thought Batman worked at night. This must not be Gotham City.

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  6. I hope they all make it out safely.....I'm rather fond of bats in general. We used to get them in the old place pretty frequently. For some reason they would always get in the shower and not be able to get out....they would fly around and around and not find the open place at the top. Very odd. Eventually they would settle on the water spiket and grip on for dear life. I could wrap a towel around them, slide them off and relocate them to the outside. Very beautiful creatures up close. They would wrap there wings all around the spiket like arms. Hope yours successfully relocate.

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  7. Does he have an assistant named Robin?

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  8. Fascinating! I still don't get what harm the bats are doing though...

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  9. What great things we are learning at the Museum, inside and out.

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  10. I'm a fan of bats too, but I'm a fan of them outside. A few years ago, at our house in the country, we had a room air conditioner in my bedroom. I was in bed reading and a bat got in a crack somehow and was buzzing the room. I freaked so my middle daughter had to save me. She took the net we used in the koi pond and did a capture and release on the bat. My hero.

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  11. I'm so glad no bats get hurt. Hope they all find their way out of a tube and to a new home. This was fascinating! I never knew what a bat man did to safely remove bats. Thanks for sharing that. :)

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  12. I wonder how they get out but not back in as we have bats also. My Batman-husband has to come running or get up in the middle the night if I hear one and scream at the top of my lungs. Was never afraid of them until a friend was bite and had to go through rabie shots.

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  13. I hope he doesn't get his tights and cape dirty while working on the lift. We had bat problems in our old cabin in Minnesota and we would open the door and let them fly free. Good luck Batman.

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  14. Mmm bats! I'm glad they are so big that to gas them would in turn gas the folks in the building later as they all rotted. I'm no tree huggin' vegetarian but I do love bats. I like to lie on top of the hay when we get it all in and have the barn bats swoop with in inches of me.

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  15. ...is there a "stately" Wayne Manor in your neighborhood?

    :)

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