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Tenant Assumes There's A Bat In Closet, Learns Otherwise

An unfortunate many of us have ended up in the middle of a nerve-racking scenario, where we're hearing strange, unnerving noises come from some part of the home, with no idea what could be causing it. Or, even worse, the rampant imagination runs along at a maddening pace, and dreams up some terrible hypothetical situation that you end up believing. We're just glad that it all worked out for this person. 

A tenant assumes that they have a bat in their closet, and then they learn otherwise.
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Bat Invades Boutique Store, Chaos Ensues

You've got to love the reaction from the one elderly customer in particular. They've clearly exhausted all their hysterical reactions that they had to give in this lifetime. Instead, they just look at the whole panicked situation as it unfolds as life deciding to present an adventure. That poor employee that worked at the boutique must've been all kinds of shook. 

Boutique employee thinks they're touching bat, and then they learn otherwise. | r/tifu u/Tajinaddict 1d Join 1 12 11 S 13 21 TIFU by touching thought leaf M work at boutique sell clothes and perfume and candles kind stuff. So last week were rearranging racks sale and my boss tells move some pants around.
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Couple Leaves Windows Open, Bats Invade Home

As far as nightmarish situations involving creepy crawlers and other animals getting into one's home while they're away, this scenario takes the cake. The poor guy's heart must've leapt outside of his chest when he realized that he was not dealing with birds, but instead an army of bats. Kudos to the landlord for tackling that terrifying situation with fearless gusto. 

A married couple leaves their windows open, so bats invade their home | r/tifu Join u/TheAyJay 15h TIFU by cracking open few windows our third floor apartment before leaving on week long vacation M My wife and moved U.S Germany earlier this year left our cat behind thinking pop back over him once got settled pre-COVID thought COVID messed up so this past week went back get him finally.
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Twitter Thread: Live Bat Ends Up In Rare Book Store

@TheMERL really hooked it up this time with a hilarious and exciting thread about a brave bat that ended up crashing a rare bookstore. Merlin sounds like quite the intellectually curious fellow, who enjoys the company of some books. 

Funny Twitter thread on a bat that ends up in a library | tweet by Museum English Rural Life @TheMERL Following So found live bat our rare book store thread
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Guy’s Bat-Infested Attic Turns Into Comedy of Errors

Apparently getting bats out of your house isn't as simple as spraying some poison around or throwing up a bat signal. Dave Hill found out first hand that bat removal is more of an art than a science. Ever get too "behind-the-scenes" and realize that no one really knows what they're doing, like ever?

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As if there weren’t enough to worry about this year, vampire bats, the bats with the scariest name in the animal kingdom, have developed a taste for human blood. Yes, human blood. If you’re reading this and are human, that should rock you to your core.

According to a report from New Scientist, researchers in Brazil found traces of human blood in vampire bats’ feces. They report:

“Enrico Bernard from the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, and his team analysed 70 faeces samples from a colony of hairy-legged vampire bats, D. ecaudata, living in Catimbau National Park in north-east Brazil.

“They found that three samples out of the 15 they managed to get DNA from had traces of blood from humans. ‘We were quite surprised,” says Bernard. “This species isn’t adapted to feed on the blood of mammals.’”

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The article goes on to say that vampire bats usually feed on birds, but due to human encroachment, they may have started moving on to most dangerous game… HUMAN. 

Well, 2017 is off to a great start.

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Toads have been known to eat bats, although usually only when they happen upon one opportunistically, said Rachel Page, a researcher at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama who wasn't involved in the present finding. However, some toads and frogs will systematically wait outside of caves and catch bats as they emerge from the roost at night, Page wrote to LiveScience in an email. This has been seen in Australia, she said.
However, bats are not always the victims in this animal-eat-animal world — certain species, like fringe-lipped bats (Trachops cirrhosus), have been known to eat toads.