It was a hot evening as usual, so I was jejely sleeping on my bed, wearing only my underwear. I was along @ home as usual, my bedroom door was open, and the TV in the living room was on. I woke up @ a point, but I was still drifting in and out of sleep. I could hear the TV, and if I listened well enough, I woulda been able to make out whatever was being said.
I thought I heard a sound in my room, so I opened my eyes, but I didn’t see anything. I drifted off to sleep again, but I kept hearing sounds. Each time I opened my eyes, I didn’t see anything. It was about 9pm, so it was dark. Then I thought I heard wings flapping, so I opened my eyes, and lo and behold, there was something black flying towards me. So I jumped out of bed, turned my light on, and there it was…
I jumped out of bed, screamed, and ran out of my bedroom, still wearing only my underwear. In my haste to run out, I left my cell phone and the cordless phone on my bed, and I was too scared to go back, so I decided to use the phone in my mom’s room. I called my mom @ work to tell her of our uninvited guest. She said I should call 911. I said, “Mom, I don’t think people call 911 for bats”. By the time I got off the phone with mom, I was questioning my decision 2 call her. She was of no help 2 me. But then again, what did I xpect her to do?
So I sat on her bed, my heart in my mouth, trying to think of what to do next. I lay on her bed, looked up on the vent in her room, and I thought I saw something, so I turned her lights on…
….yeap, another bat.
So, I jumped up. Put on a t-shirt I saw on her bed, tied her wrapper and rushed out to the living room. I wanted to lock myself in the bathroom, but I didn’t for 2 reasons:
1. There might be a bat in there
2. Staying in there would not help me in anyway.
So I sat on the couch….just for me to see a bat flying around in the living room.
At this point, I grabbed my keys and ran out of the house. I didn’t run out of the building, but I was out of the house. I didn’t know what else to do, so I knocked on my neighbour’s door (He’s a young Igbo guy in his late 20s/early 30s).
I: N, can you come 2 my house & help me please? I have bats
N: You have bats?
I: Yea, so can u help me, please? I need 2 get rid of them.
N: R u sure they’re bats?
I: (getting irritated) Yes, I’m sure, go take a look.
He opened my door, and the bat that was in the living room was now perched on the window blind.
N: Wow, that’s really a bat. But where did they come from? Did you offend any1 in the village?
I: N, are you seriously thinking these bats came from Naija?
N: Yes now! Bats don’t come 2 people’s houses, so who did you offend in the village?
I: N, those bats r not from the village.
N: Okay, maybe they’re not, but where did they come from? If they’re not from the village, then they must all be born from one mother, and their mother is in your house, so she released two children to go and get food. But who sent the mother?
I: So basically, what you’re saying is that these are not ordinary bats abi? Whether it’s mother and children or only two children, someone must have sent them.
I couldn’t believe it! This person was born here o (though he was raised in Naija) but he came back over ten years ago. I called animal control and they said they couldn’t do anything about it because it was a weekend, and it was already about 10pm @ this time. But they said I had bats because my house was close to the woods/trees, and apparently, it was a normal thing 4 them 2 get into houses. I called the apartment maintenance people, and they said they were coming.
N finally decided to help me get rid of the bats. By the way, they were two bats (it was the one in my room that came out 2 the living room). So N opened the windows and took the screens (nets) out. So we (more like he) chased the bats while I screamed. Homeboy didn’t want to hit the bats…just in case they were witches. He didn’t want them 2 be mad @ him and come back to kill him. One of the bats actually died cause I guess he mistakenly hit it.
The apartment maintenance people finally showed up….@ one AM! We told him the bats were gone, but they (apartment people) had 2 send their men in the following day to fix the window screens, and guess what the moo moo said? He said, “I hope y’ll didn’t kill any of the bats because it is illegal to kill bats, and you could go to jail for that…and even pay a high fine.”
Wat rubbish! The bats shoulda thought about that b4 invading my house and nearly sending me 2 an early grave. Apparently, there was a hole in the ceiling of the equipment room – that’s where they came in from. I screamed tire that day o! Bats r just very ugly creatures. They look like flying rats. I do not think there is anything demonic about them, but I don’t like them.
Sorry 4 making this post so long; wasn’t my intention.
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I was gonna catch up on blogs, but my waist is falling down right now. Today is my 2nd day with Ms. Flow, and I am not finding it funny @ all. I’ve been holding my waist like an old woman, so lemme go lie down for a few minutes. I’ll be back 2 catch up on my fav blogs.