"Misfit" wrote:Aiyee! I'd be going nuts with just the noise let alone the thought of those creepy things back there. Anything PETA can do to help?
LOL! Actually, Peta would probably be very happy that the animal control guy is respecting the law and the life of the animals and would want them left there forever. They are not very loud, thank goodness. I only hear them when I run the water or make noise in the bathroom; it must disturb them, because then they chirp and squeak. I think it's the babies I hear, because mommy/daddy should be sleeping during the day.
The nice animal control man reassured me that only 1% of this kind of bat carries rabies and that they are completely uninterested in invading my home (unlike say, if it were fruit rats, another common FL critter--yuck!). They can't chew through things like rats can to get in. They just want to hang out in the attic and raise the babies. Nor are they very big, even when grown-up, only 3 inches long or so. This is what I tell myself when I hear the chirping and fluttering! I am hoping that I will not notice it any more after a few days, and we can happily coexist until late August, when they will be evicted and forced to find a new home. (But NOT killed, for which I really am glad despite the creepy factor.)
It could be worse. If it were fruit-rats, I would just die. Then I'd move.