Bats Drive Scottish Woman From Her Home

Originally published on August 10, 2011 7:44 am
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Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne with news of bats on the loose. A woman in Scotland fled her new home when more than 1,000 bats moved in with her. The final straw was when she found one bat in her towel after a shower. Bats are a protected species in Britain, so it won't be easy to evict the unwelcome guests. In the U.S., what's thought to be a bat flew around the passenger cabin of a flight from Madison, Wisconsin. The winged stowaway forced the plane back to the airport.

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