Bats Invade, Cause Eviction Of Florida Fire Station

A Florida fire-rescue crew has been evicted from its station by an invasion of bats.

Anywhere from 500 to 1,000 bats found their way into the station in Pasco County, located north of Tampa. 

The critters have been found in the sleeping quarters, weight room and bathrooms, and have created an unsanitary and unsafe working environment. 

Officials are working with a trapper to remove them. The newspaper reports emergency workers first tried offering them bat boxes, which have holes in the bottom and rods that run horizontally inside for hanging. 

But the colony moved into the station anyway.

It's illegal to completely remove them until after August when the baby bats mature. Until then, officials will seal off entrances to the living quarters.

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