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UK Library Museum Posts Hilarious Twitter Thread About A Bat Found In Their Store
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UK Library Museum Posts Hilarious Twitter Thread About A Bat Found In Their Store

The Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) is dedicated to exploring the English countryside, its history, its people – and now bats. Their Twitter account, known for its dark, dry humor, tweeted out last fall that they had made a discovery in their rare book store that didn’t quite fall under the usual artifact categories. Hovering in the corner above the fire exit was an adorable, black bat that had wandered in accidentally – probably not to do some light reading. Fortunately for the small creature, the staff of the MERL was better equipped to deal with the animal than Dwight was on The Office. The staff phoned up Rose-Ann Movsovic, a retired librarian, MERL volunteer, and licensed bat worker. To the delight of the internet, the entire bat mission was live-tweeted in typical, entertaining MERL style.

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The rare book store is home to the MERLs Ladybird Books Archive, medieval manuscripts, our children’s book collection, and the WH Smith archive – all the topics that might interest a bat.

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Image credits: TheMERL

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Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

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Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

Image credits: TheMERL

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Jo Choto
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3 years ago

Strangely enough, I was once bitten by a bat-- in a library. I used to be a librarian in the USA. A bat had managed to trap itself in our library and ended up on the floor, very dehydrated. A patron decided he could help the bat by stomping on it with his big boot. I immediately dived to the floor and protected it with my hands, resulting in me being bitten. Poor little bat was so scared. I don't know why people have the urge to kill anything they don't understand.

Snowmonkey
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3 years ago

That's horrible!! I'm glad you helped Batty. Even if you did get bitten, I hope it healed quick.

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Whitney Speight-Carlin
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3 years ago

All I can think as I scrolled towards the last picture was, please please don't be over!

Paul K. Johnson
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3 years ago

Me too. I want more!

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Batman
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3 years ago

I can call him back if you want.

Superman
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3 years ago

That’s not even your bat.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
3 years ago

Strangely enough, I was once bitten by a bat-- in a library. I used to be a librarian in the USA. A bat had managed to trap itself in our library and ended up on the floor, very dehydrated. A patron decided he could help the bat by stomping on it with his big boot. I immediately dived to the floor and protected it with my hands, resulting in me being bitten. Poor little bat was so scared. I don't know why people have the urge to kill anything they don't understand.

Snowmonkey
Community Member
3 years ago

That's horrible!! I'm glad you helped Batty. Even if you did get bitten, I hope it healed quick.

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Whitney Speight-Carlin
Community Member
3 years ago

All I can think as I scrolled towards the last picture was, please please don't be over!

Paul K. Johnson
Community Member
3 years ago

Me too. I want more!

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Batman
Community Member
3 years ago

I can call him back if you want.

Superman
Community Member
3 years ago

That’s not even your bat.

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