Im working on a horribly run down duplex from the 1910's
i was reaching into a corner of the joist between the 1st and 2nd floors...clearing out wood pieces so i could run my new drain pipe down
all the sudden i hear a noise which sounds like electricity arcing....i assume there's some loose wired and quickly pull my hand out and look.....suddenly a BAT comes out and gets tangled in my flannel work jacket......im up on a ladder trying to unzip my jacket while yelling and freaking out....i get down, open the jacket and swat it off me.....i think my arms are waving all around me as i run circles around the room.....i wasnt sure where it went and if it was off me or not....then i saw it on the floor and i stepped on it.
i didnt get bit, so im lucky.......i had an adrenalin high for 1 hour afterwards......i saw a dead bat on the duplex i was working on next door, so i guess they are in all the old houses around this neighborhood....they are all run down, so there's probably lots of gaps they can get into.
before i went back into digging into the joist space i got my flash light and looked REAL good....
i dont think i will ever be able to reach into a tight/dark space anymore w/o my flashlight first.....im scarred for life!...ill take working with poop any day over a bat in my jacket