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Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by nock, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    I was my dads earlier. We was talking he said what’s that on the wall. I looked and said that would be a bat. Haha. If he wouldn’t been on the mortar never seen him. Guess it’s better than being outside. Just left him for the time being. Till I figure out what to do with him. Any ideas?
     
  2. carnivore

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    How did he get in?

    Id use a fishing landing net and a stick.
     
  3. chadwimc

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    If you wake him and send him outside, its a death sentence for the beast. How comfortable is pops with a bat for a room mate?
     
  4. carnivore

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    Good point. What’s turtleman doing these days? Still catching critters? Maybe he would be game for this.
     
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  5. Chilly

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  6. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Please post a video of the (attempted) capture. I would suggest a few beverages before you give it a go to loosen everyone up.
     
  7. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    He seems fine with for the time being. Yeah can’t put him outside. He be dead before you got back inside house. I’m thinking catch it. And leave him in a cooler spot of house to sleep. Then next 50 degree day turn him loose outside. To find a new home for rest of winter
     
  8. elkaholic

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    Glad he isn't in my house, because he would have to go outside.
     
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  9. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    He looks pretty big to me. Triple the size of the avg bat i normally see. Am i being deceived by that pic?
     
  10. Ruffneck

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    Get rid of it, rabies ain't no joke. Friend of mine found bats in his attic, whole family had to go through rabies shots as a precaution. Apparently you can get bit and not know it.
     
  11. nock

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    Maybe 4 in
     
  12. xbokilla

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    One time when I was a kid I hung my bloody zip out pouch from my squirrel vest on the closeline to dry and air out. A couple days later I was headed to the woods again and grabbed it off the close line in the dark only to hear an awful racket, have it jerked out of my hand, and see it flip flopping around on the ground. Keeping a close distance I managed to get out a tiny flashlight from my pocket, shined it on the vest, then opened the vest with my gun barrel, then a bat flew out and whacked me right in the head. I laugh now but it scared the crap out of me then. I was probably 11-12 years old.
     
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  13. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    Hillary, that you?
     
  14. Cornpile

    Cornpile 12 pointer

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    You need this BATmitten,on sale at Dicks.
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  15. forager

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    Yes, bats can carry rabies, and the vaccinations are expensive and consist of a series of multiple injections. Leave it alone if you can. Right now, it wants to sleep and avoid people.

    How far are you from Mt. Washington? Second chances Wildlife Center might be able to help you. 502-888-5470.

    Bats are threatened by White Nose Syndrome fungal disease, so not killing it will help with conservation, as well as keeping the insect population under control!

    If you can, send these photos to state biologist John MacGregor. He may be able to help you as well. john.macgregor@ky.gov

    Good luck!
     

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