Apr 15, 2024 - News

🦇 1 bat in the apartment to go

A gif of a bat crawling and then flying.

Careful of the crawling bat. GIF created from video sent in by an Axios Austin reader.

An Axios Austin reader recently shared with us a video he took of a bat that made its way into his apartment in the Austonian.

  • We like the bit where it appears to creepily crawl on its wings.

What happened next: The reader — who asked us to withhold his name — was able to shoo it out the front door and into the hallway, where, evidently, it became someone else's problem.

  • No word on whether it ever found its way out of the building.

Be smart: If a bat flies into your home, and no one has been in contact with it, open doors and windows, turn off lights and ceiling fans, close doors to other rooms — and wait for it to leave, per Austin-based Bat Conservation International.

  • If the bat doesn't leave — or there's more than one — call a professional to remove it. If you have been in contact with it, the nonprofit recommends calling your county health department.

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