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    Iowa Woman Finds Bat In Coffee Maker
    Woman Drank Coffee Made With Dead Animal In Filter

    It wasn't just the caffeine that gave an eastern Iowa woman an extra jolt when she had her morning cup of coffee. It was the bat she found in the coffee filter.

    Officials with the Iowa Department of Public Health said the woman reported seeing a bat in her house but wasn't overly worried about it. They said she turned on her automatic coffee maker before she went to bed and had her coffee the next morning.

    They said she discovered the bat in the filter in the coffee maker when she went to clean it out that night.

    Officials said the woman, who wasn't identified, underwent treatment for rabies.

    They said the bat was sent to a state lab for testing but its brain was too cooked by the heat of the brewing water to determine if it had rabies.
    There is just so much hilariously wrong with this story.

    Holy Creamer, Batman!
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    She wasn't overly worried about seeing a bat in her house? Is that common in Iowa?

    How the heck did it get in the coffee filter?


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    I don't know. I just recharged my coffee maker for tomorrow and I examined the design closely for bat-friendliness. Mine isn't. The filter basket is completely covered. Plus, wouldn't a dead bat clog the drip and make the water run over the sides?

    I also can't explain why she wasn't concerned about a bat in the house. We've had birds and other creatures get in the house from time to time and it's always crisis-central until we get them out.
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    If it was on overnight I think the water would be dripping at a slow enough rate to go past the bat without any overflow. But what sort of coffee is she drinking that it masks the taste of boiled bat?
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    Chock full o' bats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon View Post
    She wasn't overly worried about seeing a bat in her house? Is that common in Iowa?
    Bats are valuable creatures to have nearby. They eat insects. Having them around is just one of the perks of living in Iowa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    There is just so much hilariously wrong with this story.

    Holy Creamer, Batman!

    If there is a defect in the coffee maker that allows bats to get in, she could have grounds for a lawsuit.
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    We had a chipmunk get in the house once. When the cats saw it moving around in the bedroom (at 1:30 a.m. in the freaking morning) they of course went berserk chasing the thing. It took twenty minutes or so to finally capture the thing in a Tupperware container. I let it go outside.

    It's hard to go back to sleep after a thing like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibraryLady View Post
    Chock full o' bats?
    :D

    The Gotham City Coffee!!
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    I wonder who she's gonna sue? :D
    May the FORCE be with you!
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