Bats just give me the creeps. They are on my list of the top ten things that terrify me along with with mice and the weird alien thing from "a Quiet Place".

I'll never forget when I was about 14-years-old  I was in the bathroom blow drying my hair. My head was hung upside down so I could dry the bottom (as you do) and when I flipped my head back up I saw this black thing darting around my bathroom ceiling. It was moving so quickly I wasn't sure if a bird had gotten in the house or what the heck was going on.  All I knew is I was SHOOKETH and let out as my brother calls it "a blood curdling scream". My brother and I were the only ones home at the time so it was up to him to evacuate the bat. He ended up catching it in a giant pot, putting the lid on it and releasing it back into nature. I recall whimpering and and making unhelpful sound effects the entire time.

My brother and I probably could have used a brave soul like officer Chavez in our time of need. The Portsmouth NH Police Department posted on their Facebook page that he went above and beyond the call of duty and helped remove a bat from a home on Miller Ave yesterday.

Portsmouth NH Police Department via Facebook
Portsmouth NH Police Department via Facebook

No bats were harmed in the making of this post.

Here is said bat being returned to the wilderness:

The post was flooded with positive comments!

Lorraine: "Portsmouth police—shines again!!!!"


Max: "Thank you for helping in the community!!

Portsmouth Police are the best!!!"
And then we have my personal favorite:
Tekara: "I have a bat over here too, better come get it officer "
Hahaha a little thirsty but sometimes you have to shoot your shot!

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