Bats in the basement
So how in heaven's name does it come about that I have a bat in my basement? Yes, BASEMENT. DH found it last night. Tried to chase it out the door (windows don't open) but then lost it somewhere. Was afraid to leave the door open all night, for obvious reasons, so unless the bat figured out how to leave the way he came in he's still there.
Oy. I like bats and all, but I have very clear ideas about the separation of bat-space and me-space. And I REALLY don't want to open the linen closet in the bathroom (site of a former clothes chute to the basement) and have a bat fly in my face.
Can it have come down the chimney? We had a wood stove put in last fall, so there's a steel liner in there and a cap on top. The only other thing I can think of is the hole where the dryer vent or the hose line goes out.
Now what? Other than buying a net for bat-catching, what the heck do I do?