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Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Our family is growing!

By exactly one bat. (Not the baseball kind, the winged demon of hell kind.)



Andrew found him flying around his office and knew that he wouldn't survive a night outside. So he did the only reasonable thing: placed Batty in a plastic tub and brought him home.



His first night here he drank a lot of water (dude has THE CUTEST tongue ever). But he's settled down quite a bit and is hopefully going back into hibernation mode. We'd love to keep him alive through the winter and release him in the spring.



I love that I'm married to a guy who would bring home a bat rather than let it freeze, even if it does mean potentially exposing his family to an agonizing, rabid death.




17 Comments
igna83
Uhhh...yeah. Andrew is nice, but I couldn't live with a bat. Good luck!
Angi   Saturday, January 30, 2010
reera
Now you have a bat for your bellfry!
dannie   Saturday, January 30, 2010
courtneyheinzel
That is so cool!
Courtney Heinzel   Saturday, January 30, 2010
shaa333
LUCKY!!!! It's sooooooo cute!!! By the way, they aren't demons of hell. They're too cute to be demons! Then again, that's what my parents said about me. (hehehe!)
Sarah G.   Saturday, January 30, 2010
lgrant
Most aren't rabid and he looks pretty happy there. Nice that you guys care enough about bats to keep him alive until he can survive outside. What are you feeding him?
LGrant   Saturday, January 30, 2010
George
Bats eat flies.
I hate flies.
I like bats.
LimeyGeorge   Saturday, January 30, 2010
WiZeGuiSe
aww thats so cool
cOnnOrSuLLivan   Saturday, January 30, 2010
stevenheinzel
When at Snow Bank Lodge in Minn. on a fishing trip many years ago I glanced up at the roof of the dining area. I spotted four bats attached to the logs of the high ceiling. I asked the waitress about them - she told me they were sacred! Nobody bothered them and they were allowed free lodging in return for all the mosquitoes they ate around the lodge.
stheinz   Saturday, January 30, 2010
girlcarew
HOw great. Please keep us posted!
girlcarew   Saturday, January 30, 2010
Chance
How awesome!! My boyfriend brings home turtles and snakes...I would love a bat pet!! Keep us updated on his/her hibernation/snuggle time with surrogate parents!
Chance Bradley OKeefe   Saturday, January 30, 2010
nheinzel
I'm so happy Andrew rescued him!! Do I call him my grandbat??
!   Saturday, January 30, 2010
dennydeaton
Congratulations on your new addition!
Denny Deaton   Saturday, January 30, 2010
RAGrise
Ewe!
Richie & Ashley   Saturday, January 30, 2010
SallyPants
I'm sorry to say that our bat friend took a turn for the worse. He had been hanging from the top of the container but we found him on the bottom yesterday. He's pretty unresponsive. : (
Poor batty.
SallyPants   Thursday, February 11, 2010
daveheinzel
Union break.
Dave Heinzel   Thursday, February 11, 2010
ppike
Aww, sorry.
pegi   Thursday, February 11, 2010
lgrant
I'm sure it is tough to keep one alive so long.
LGrant   Thursday, February 11, 2010
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