Bats bring postal service to screeching halt

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by Michelle Homer / khou.com

khou.com

Posted on March 4, 2010 at 2:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 4 at 6:12 PM

ALVIN, Texas – The unofficial motto of the U.S. Postal Service is "neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night …" can stop them from their appointed rounds. They didn’t say anything about bats.

Mail delivery service in Alvin came to a screeching halt Thursday when workers spotted a bat inside the post office.

When they tried to remove the winged creature, they discovered a whole colony of bats roosting inside the building.

They called animal control and evacuated the post office.

Animal control removed one bat, but told them they were on there own with the others.

Postal workers called a bat removal expert to clear out the rest of them.

Postal workers weren't able to deliver mail while the post office was closed, but everything is back to normal now.

 

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