I stayed in Urikaruus
unit 1 from the 24h to the 29th. I had been forewarned about bats in unit 1 by RichardJ & Rusty who had stayed in that unit the night before. But what I got was basically half a nightmare come true... After I had taken a shower at around 4pm my SO went to go to the loo about 1.5 hours later only to find the shower black - it was full of bats. At least 10 more were taking flying lessons in the bedroom. I was shocked - to say the least. Even too shocked to remember getting the camera and taking a photo of that sight... Then I grabbed a towel, stepped into the shower and started the evacuation process. SO took charge of the bedroom. When we were finished we had expelled at least 40 bats.
The next morning it looked like there were only 2 or 3 left, but when I checked back again later, there were about 10 still clingling between the wooden poles in the ceiling. In the afternoon SO counted 9 bats that he set free and we accidentially killed three that were sitting in the door frame and we hadn't seen them.
By day three we didn't have a single bat left in unit 1. Dunno if we managed to get rid of them, but I suspect that the rain that started to move in and the lower temps might have added a bit to our success.
Either way - the place reeked of bat urine as we had to keep the windows closed due to the rain.
While we were there, I know that unit 4 had a very few bats in there as well. About 4 in total.
No. 2 supposingly has even less bat in there, but no. 3 seems to have a big problem as well.
All I can say is: Keep your doors and windows shut at all times once the bats are gone.
As for Kieliekrankie
: We heard rumours about bats in unit 1. Definitely not. Not a single one. We stayed there from the 16th to the 19th and again on the 29th March and there was no bat whatsoever.
Dunno anything about TR as I haven't stayed there, but heard there are still bats in the chalets.
Summer 2014 - Oz!
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