Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Bat found in teen's bra !

A teenager was stunned to find that a baby bat had been curled up inside her bra for five hours - as she was wearing it.

Hotel receptionist Abbie Hawkins thought her mobile phone was ringing when she felt vibrations, reports the Daily Telegraph.

But she later discovered the tiny creature tucked away in the padded pocket of her underwear.

As staff and colleagues crowded around, Miss Hawkins, 19, produced the frightened bat, which her manager later released outside.

She said: "Once I realised it was a bat I was shocked, but then I felt quite sorry for it really. It looked very snug in there and I thought how mean I was for disturbing it."

Miss Hawkins, who works at the Holiday Inn Norwich North, added: "When I was driving to work I felt a slight vibration but I thought it was just my mobile phone in my jacket pocket."

It was not until her lunch break when she felt a strange movement inside her bra, which had been hanging on her washing line the previous night.

"I plucked up the courage to investigate and I pulled out a little baby bat. I just lost my breath when I saw it and I did not know what it was at first," she said.

Jaime Eastham, of the Bat Conservation Trust, said they had never heard of a bat being found in a bra before. But she said the animals roost anywhere that appears dark and safe.

-- The Daily Telegraph

If I was in her situation, I would have been so freaked out that I'd strip right there and then. Yucks! A bat in your bra! Can you picture that?!


tstar said...

haha! baby bats are actually rather cute! we had one which slept on our window sill for an entire morning.

starwish said...

Bats will forever remain in my mind as the stuff scary movies are made of (bloodsuckers) - that is, unless, I come accross a cute bat one day :)

lilbuttermilk said...

omg, a bat!

i would have freaked out as well

payucash said...

there got warmth :)

Anonymous said...

baby fruit bats are cute.

Heres' a couple that were rescued and placed in animal shelters. Scroll to the picture at the bottom and be prepared to go... 'awwww....'



krisandro said...

lucky bat!


starwish said...

anonymous: Yes, they're soo cute! Thanks for the link :)

krisando: yah, very lucky! Pity they didn't mention if it was a male or female bat :P