I don’t like bats. While these small, flying mammals are unique and therefore interesting, they’re also ugly, loud, and occasionally rabid. This guy named Alek also doesn’t like bats either. And he’s had many more in his house than the few I’ve had to deal with. And while I might have a fun story or two to tell (collapsible wood and canvas laundry hampers work remarkably well for capturing the creatures), I’ve never been smart enough to document the experience with pictures! Alek has some fun stories, most with pictures, up at his Bat Hunter website. If bats creep you out, be prepared for extreme closeups up the ugly things (alive, dead, and even rabid).

Hurray bat shields!

This guy is cool.