Bat Climbs onto New Canaan Man's Neck

It happened as the man was sipping his morning coffee in his sunroom Thursday, police said.


A bat hopped onto a New Canaan man’s neck as he sipped his morning coffee Thursday, police said.

The Oak Street resident shooed the bat of his neck not realizing what it was at first, according to Officer Mary Ann Kleinschmitt of the New Canaan Police Department animal control unit.

“When he shooed it off, they were smart enough to put something over it,” Kleinschmitt told New Canaan Patch.

That something was a piece of Tupperware, she said.

The man contacted his physician and the bat was euthanized and sent to a state lab for rabies testing, Kleinschmitt said.

It’s unusual to see bats this time of year—generally New Canaan typically gets bats in August and September because that’s when the females give birth and kick the male out of the nest (and often, into homes), officials have told Patch.

Having said that, animal control a few weeks ago got a call that a brown bat had been in a room full of people at St. Mark’s Church.

Bats often climb onto objects in order to get some height to start flying, Kleinschmitt told Patch (see video).

Dave February 14, 2013 at 06:25 PM
Awww the nice bat wanted some love on V DAY
Dave February 14, 2013 at 07:26 PM
Had baby bats and kicked the daddy bat out these bats are Definitely from new Canaan
Timothy Murphy February 14, 2013 at 09:04 PM
Do bats have a taste for bluebloods? I mean would you bite someone in New Haven?
G. Eastman February 15, 2013 at 02:13 AM
Bat got his holidays mixed up. Halloween was almost 4 months ago.
Michael Dinan February 15, 2013 at 06:26 PM
This just in from NCPD: The bat tested negative for rabies. -MIke


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