Has a squirel or any other wild animal ever gotten in your house? If so, how did

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  1. davenstan profile image69
    davenstanposted 6 years ago

    Has a squirel or any other wild animal ever gotten in your house? If so, how did you get it out?

  2. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Yes, squirrels on occasion, and twice now a bat has flown in.

    The squirrels we chase out the open front door.  They want out as much as we want them out.

    And one night we were laying in bed watching TV and a large bat flew into the room.  My husband got up and was going to try and find something to chase it out with - like a broom and as my husband left the room, the bat flew after him like he was a balloon on a string!  So my husband opened the door into the garage, and the bat flew right out.

    I slept thru the other bat incident. I guess the second one was much smaller.

  3. davenstan profile image69
    davenstanposted 6 years ago

    I had a bat get into my house when I was younger. Last summer a squirel got into my house. I was 9 months pregnant then and scared to death.

  4. Shaddie profile image83
    Shaddieposted 6 years ago

    For most wild animals if you leave a door wide open and move AWAY from the door (leaving the animal a clear path of escape), they will leave on their own. Some can be more stubborn...

    For squirrels, I get a thick towel and corner the beast before grabbing it up in the cloth. I would seriously reccomend wearing welding gloves in case their head gets free. Their teeth are horrible... Other animals like possums and raccoons you can just cover with a towel and quickly rush outside. Bats work similarly... Your greatest weapon is a towel.

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    mcals71posted 6 years ago

    Shaddie, that was great information that you passed on. I had no idea that squirrels had such sharp teeth, which I guess now explains to me why in the movie "National Lampoon Christmas Vacations" everyone was so terrorized of the small creature, LOL. The towel was also good information. I'll keep it in mind if something similar happens to me. Once a tiny mouse showed up in my kitchen. I've seen bugs bigger than that. I was able to catch it without harming it, in a plastic cup and took it out some distance from where I lived, but a day later it was back! It was so cute, but I couldn't tolerate having a mouse in my kitchen. I discovered it was coming in from a tiny opening in the wall around the gas pipe, behind the stove. I sealed the area with grout, and problem solved.


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