This “cat catching a bat video”, which you can see below (no longer available – sorry), is amusing. What’s amusing about it is Nick Millerr’s complete panic about the whole thing although I don’t condone or like his attitude towards his cat for bringing in the bat as he calls her a “bitch”. This is also sexist regarding humans. Putting that and the copious use of the F word aside, for a moment, it is funny.
I am disappointed that Mr Millerr missed his opportunity to eject the bat from his home just when his cat deposited it on the carpet. At the time Millerr was filming the whole thing. He could have placed a towel over the bat and carefully picked it up with the bat trapped inside and released it. But no, he’d rather film it for his Twitter Feed. Fine.
My Cat thought it would be a good idea to catch me a fucking bat last night. pic.twitter.com/smiATa8spk
— Nick (@NickMillerr_) July 25, 2016
It is not uncommon for embedded videos to disappear because if they are held on Twitter or Facebook the administrators of those website delete the video at source and therefore all the embedded versions of it also disappear as is the case in this instance. I am sorry for that. All you are left with is a link that goes to Twitter which tells you that the video is no longer available.
One serious side story to this is that bats are one of the biggest carriers of rabies in the USA (I think Millerr realised that) and therefore both his cat and him were at a little bit of a risk of getting rabies. I am sure the risk was low but it was there nonetheless.
I was surprised to see that there are many “cat catching bat” videos on YouTube. Cats obviously catch a lot of bats in the USA. It can’t be that uncommon. It is one reason why even indoor cats need to be vaccinated for rabies. A bat can fly into a home and then you could have genuine chaos if the bat carried the disease.