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Archive for Monday, August 24, 2009

Rogue bat forces county clerk to briefly close office

August 24, 2009

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A bat found its way Monday morning into the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass., and the commotion forced the county clerk’s office to close briefly until an animal control officer could remove the flying creature.

“The bat was making its rounds, taking a complete tour of the courthouse,” said Keith Campbell, the Douglas County elections deputy at the clerk’s office.

The old courthouse houses a majority of the county’s administrative offices. County Administrator Craig Weinaug said before lunch he noticed the bat in his second-floor office before it flew down to the ground level and into the clerk’s office.

The clerk’s office closed for about 15 minutes until the animal control officer could remove the bat.

“The bat was pretty upset that it was being taken away,” Campbell said.

No one was injured, and Campbell said the animal control officer said she was going to release the bat outside.

Comments

Confrontation 5 years, 4 months ago

Such a shock to see a blood-sucking animal in the courthouse. I thought most of them had today off.

jonas_opines 5 years, 4 months ago

First they came for the bats, and I did nothing, as I was not a bat. Then they came for the bat boys, and still I did nothing, as I was not a bat boy. Then they came for the batgirls, and still I did nothing. Then, they came for me. I'm Batman.

flyin_squirrel 5 years, 4 months ago

Where there is one bat, there are hundreds of bats....

Check the attic/roof and I bet they will find a colony of bats.

yankeelady 5 years, 4 months ago

they eat bugs and don't hurt people. Just leave them alone. Live and let live.

George_Braziller 5 years, 4 months ago

This is news? It's a bat that got into a building. Is the next one going to be about an opossum that pooped wild grape seeds on the lawn? It must have been a really slow news day.

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