Monday, October 4, 2010


Hefty OneZip Bags are great for all your Food and Household Storage needs! One Click and You Know It's Closed! Helps organize small toys, games, cosmetics, and miscellaneous travel items. Easy-to-use slider closes the first time, every time! No need to pinch or line up tracks to close Hefty OneZip is the bag the whole family can use!

Email the research and development department!  We’ve discovered a new use for Hefty OneZip bags!  They’re a great transport container for baby bats. Cool.

Important usage note:  label the bag before you fill it because it’s easier to write on a flat surface.

Here’s the story:  Our house must be an attractive habitat for those little winged mice.  Yesterday I was going about fixing Sunday dinner when Dracula in his disguise casually flitted through my kitchen. YIKES!  I pulled myself together and followed the little beast as it buzzed DH working at the dining room table.  YIKES!  Then into the living room.

I opened the outside door and instructed DH to wave his arms to keep it from backtracking while I flailed away to encourage its exit out the door.  DH did his job well considering his winged creature phobia.  But it seems, unlike birds, bats don’t fly toward the light.  I dashed for the fishing net AGAIN, scooped up the bat, carried it outside and shook it free.  With one “squeak” it was gone.  Phew.

Less than an hour later DH and Beavis were chasing ANOTHER bat through the house.  This was bat junior.  The net came out again, but this time the flying fuzzball was so small it slipped through the holes in the net and fluttered up the stairway to the attic with Beavis in hot pursuit.  The bat did a u-turn and came down the stairs where I was standing.  I tapped it with my hand as it went by and flipped it into the kitchen curtain, grabbed the curtain and gathered it around our new friend.

Uh, what do I do NOW???  “Quick, get a zip bag out of the drawer!”

We eased the little guy out of the curtains and into the bag.  “One click and you know it’s closed.”

Poor Baby.  A few photos and then we let it go outside to find its mama.

We’re thinking bats may have taken up residence in the chimney of our wood stove this summer.  We’re hoping with the first fire we start that any remaining residents will seek new shelter.

Just kidding about labeling the bag.


TALON said...

lol! Truly a unique use for the ziplock bag and glad you were so fast thinking. I don't mind bats outdoors, but having one winging past me in the house would probably leave me a bit batty!

Anonymous said...

oh my goodness. a baby bat in a ziplock bag. this is both hilarious and scary.

KBlack said...

You guys have all the fun! Miss you too, soooo much.

Boyles Family Farms said...

My aunt and uncle, both bat and bird scientists, used to try and convince me that bats were lovable and cute. . .to no avail.

Flea said...

WHAT?!? Bats in the house? How cool is THAT?! Awesome!!! I'm so glad you thought to photograph it for us!

Linda Sue said...

Whew that story ended well...I was pretty sure that since you labeled the bag that the little guy was rabid and dead and going off to the lab...Whew!

kendalee said...

Aawww, so sweet and a great story. Glad your little bat survived the tale. Pity about that whole rabies thing but I do love bats. I wonder if ziplock would be interested in this for an advertising campaign?!

Runningspider said...

I think you are going a little far with your Halloween Decorations!
LOL! You could justify it as "training" for Beavis and his next race.... ????

Jill said...

What a capture, an excellent photograph opportunity in the bag!

Pam said...

Signed,sealed, and delivered (outside)!. I think bats are great,and fascinating, but then I've never had them in my house!That one looks kind of sweet
"If you're frightened of rabies,
but the bat is fantastic,
Dispose of it gently
In clear ziplock plastic"
You did good.

CeeCee said...

Well that ended much better than I thought it would. I was afraid you were bagging one because it bit you and you needed to send it off for testing.

DayPhoto said...

Bats in your belfrey! Very good photos, once again!


Mama Zen said...

What cool pictures!

Kilauea Poetry said...

Lol) do get your share of bats (they don't bite)? Well, generally I'm fearless, with most critters and since I live here and the rain is back..I would of attempted to get some water droplets on his head (heh heh). I like your bats though:)