I had just got home, took my dog out back, and noticed this bucket with a
blue plastic bag over it, sitting by the woods.
My first thoughts were, one of my daughters' pets died (either a fish or
turtle), and my wife put a bag over it so raccoons or some other animal
wouldn't eat it.
I get back inside the house, and read the notes left by my wife (since we
work different shifts). Ok, no mention of anything dieing, so I go check on
the turtle and fish. Everything still alive and kicking.
I go in to shower, and there's a note from my daughter. The kid is in
school band, so she's not home on Thursdays when I get home. The note says:
" Dad, there's a bat in a bucket out back, it was on the screen door, do
with it what you want."
I'm sure to get the scoop on how it scared her to death, when I go to pick
her and her friends up in a few hours. And, how she had to get a neighbor
to capture this thing.
Bottom-line, what the heck do I do with this thing? I can't see it because
the bag's not transparent, and knowing how small these things are, it might
have escaped. I just don't want this thing flying in my face. If it's in
the bag, I don't want to put it in a garbage can, and have this thing fly
out when the lid is lifted if it happens to escape from the bag.
Sorry for such a long post, just thought I would help fill-in the blanks on
what's going on.