Date: 8/29/19 3:53 pm From: Scott Manly <manlyrs...> Subject: Re: [birders] The bat left.
You would be surprised. We watched a 2-2.5" long bat (perhaps a little brown bat) climb back up the post of an outdoor pavillion this summer. In Washington state. The bat seemed to settled into a corner beside the 4x4" post and we got pics of it. Then someone present watched it slide into the 1/4" crevice between the post and the wood behind it. Looking at the crag, it seemed impossible for the bat to fit in there, but they watched him.do it.
From: Eric Arnold <eba...>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:51:43 PM
To: <birders...> <birders...>
Subject: [birders] The bat left.
No one was bitten, the departure was voluntary, and at this point, figuring out how it might have entered is the most pressing question. We'll be looking for possibilities. There aren't any answers that seem particularly probable at this point.
It appears to be a random intrusion at this point. I do not know of any previous history of bat intrusions from the present owner, who has lived in the house for several decades. There haven't been recent changes to the structure that I'm aware of that would make it more likely. We'll certainly be on the watch for openings we haven't noticed before.