Alright, in my 7 years of living at our home, I have never encountered any invading critter such as this little guy. It happened two days before Halloween. My husband was putting the dogs to their bed when he heard a noise at our laundry room. At first he thought that someone had break in to our basement and he got cautious. He run upstairs, grab a bat, and called me to come with him as he heard some noise at the basement. I went with him, we inspect the laundry room and I saw the filter moving at our heater. And there we discovered it was a bat, a baby bat. We let him loose by pulling out the filter and he flew at the bottom of our basement stairs.
At first I said I can catch him and then I got scared when I saw his pangs hissing at me lol. Hubby would not fit at the bottom of the stairs so I had to do it. It was my first face to face encounter with a bat so I was shaking. I used the mop to pin him down but he managed to crawl at the small hole of the of the concrete so I could not grab him even with a plastic as he would open up his mouth every time he hears the plastic.
Hubby gave me a tool to grab him but the hole was too small so I used a twizzer to grab his lower lip. He fought so hard but I dragged him out. I am shaking as I am typing this lol. I was literally terrified as the bat face reminds me of the horror movie I have watched when I was a kid that lingered in my mind. My husband said I am so brave for catching it lol.
We suspected that the bat came from the fruit orchard that our neighbor has. He probably got cold and flew to yr chimney to get warmed but he fell inside our heater. Glad he did not die as it would have stunk inside. I just find it creepy that a bat would come to our house on Halloween time. Glad we got him out.