Posted: 30/08/2012 at 20:33
We had bats in the attic! No - really: the extension part of the house has a separate loft, and they took up residence. Quite something to be out in the garden at dusk and see them emerge and fly over the garden.
That said, the downside was that they would creep through gaps in the brickwork into the main part of the attic, and leave their calling cards all over he place!
I also recall taking kids down the end of the garden, and showing them how to attract bats: throw up into the air, as high as you can, a small handful of dry soil - the bats think there are insects there, and will swoop down. Super, thought I. Until one of the cherubs decided to chuck a stone into the air. At an angle. And it came down in the GH. Crack!!! One broken pane of glass. (Oh, well, he learnt the lesson, as did I ),