For the last three weeks as I slept on the couch in my living room I kept hearing something up in the attic that sounded like a rodent running from side to side. Finally one day I decided that the noise was irritating enough to have a look, so I grabbed a ladder, climbed the rungs to the top step and popped open the trap door to the attic. I inched my head inside and swung in my arm which held a flashlight and then snapped on the beam. Slowly I scanned the flashlight in arcs and looked for anything that was suspicious. First I scanned the bottom and then I scanned the top. And just as I tilted my flashlight to check the corners of the attic something whizzed in front of my face. I pulled back to avoid getting hit. That's when I knew that I had a bat in the attic. I shone my flashlight over into the corner and there he was stuck to a beam, waiting to make his next swoop across the attic. I quickly stepped down a couple of rungs on the ladder and closed the trap door. I knew that as long as the bat stayed in the attic it could do no harm. I thought about calling an exterminator but I was very busy at work and I couldn't afford to take a day off to wait for an exterminator that likely would not show up. I decided to just leave it for a week or so.
That night I could hear the bat flying back and forth in the attic. I tried to ignore the noise but it became increasingly hard to do as back and forth he clunked around in the attic. That night I didn't sleep a wink and the next morning I called the exterminator and he told me that he would be there the next day. I waited patiently and miraculously he showed up. I watched as he put on his protective suit and headed fearlessly into the attic and for nearly an hour he poked around. When he came down he said that if it was there was a bat it wasn't there anymore. I walked the exterminator to his vehicle, then headed back into the house and upon entry something zapped before my eyes. It was the bat, he had escaped from the attic because the exterminator guy had left the trap door open.
Now I had a real problem as the bat was no longer contained, so I decided to leave the front and back doors open hoping he would fly away. Meanwhile I slept in my room with the door shut tight. Several days went by and he was still in the house. I had seen him several times and each time he was bigger and scarier. I recalled the exterminators, they came and again they found nothing. The next day I saw the ever increasing and frighteningly large bat hanging off a curtain rod. His size had to have been over the length of my arm.
I made the decision to stay out of the house for a while and lived in a hotel. After a week in a hotel I nervously went back to my house wondering what I would find. I had left the windows open for him to exit. I searched the house thoroughly and found no evidence of the human sized bat. I closed the windows and laid down in my bed and just as I was getting cozy a massive bat wing wrapped itself around me and cuddled up and then started nibbling on my ear.