Monday, May 14, 2007

Gua-No Problem

Recently eaten: salmon bites, tiny cupcakes Recent annoyance: scratching a spot that feels itchy, but isn't quite the spot

You may think you are having a bad Monday morning, but this poor family in New York might have you beat. Look at this way, at least the house was built well enough to withstand over a ton of bat poo. I don;t even want to know how many vampires they had to kill.

3,500 pounds of bat guano found in attic
An upstate New York couple didn't think a few bats in the attic were much of a problem when they were buying a house last summer. Months later, they found out how wrong they were when they discovered more than a ton and a half of bat droppings up there.

Nick LaBoda and Jenna Caputo say a home inspector informed them about the bats. They called an exterminator, who told them to wait a while before removing the bats because the babies were too young to fly.

Then they forgot about the bats until they smelled a foul odor in January. When they checked the attic, they found dead bats and piles of guano.
An exterminator says hundreds of bats had been living in the attic, leaving behind 3,500 pounds of droppings.

It cost $25,000 to clean up the mess, and the couple's insurance company wouldn't cover it. They're fighting it out in court.

"The Count says, you should have killed those damned baby bats."

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