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The following is an accounting of my first encounter with a (live) bat in my house. Ah, how I long for the days when I could convince myself that the chippering sound I was hearing was an insect!
It FINALLY HAPPENED. My greatest fear finally came to fruition!!!
The other night, my cat Riley was messing with what I hoped – Hoped – was perhaps a cicada or other noisy insect in My Closet, less than five feet away from Where I Sleep. I hid under the covers and resisted the urge to turn on my bedside light, less I attract said insect even closer. Riley moved the fight to throughout the house (I could hear it), things finally got quiet, and I went back to sleep.
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