Bat Invasion Halts Ga. High School Play
KINGSLAND, Ga. (AP) _ An invasion by hundreds of bats has postponed the Camden County High School production of ``The Pirates of Penzance″ until next month.
The bats were discovered earlier this week in the auditorium at the southeast Georgia school near the Florida border.
``It felt sort of like a movie,″ said Dean Slusser, the school’s fine arts director who discovered the bats. ``I would guess at least a couple dozen were active in the hallway. We just propped the doors and let them fly (out).″
But hundreds of bats found the ceiling rafters to their liking and decided to stay.
With some advice from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there were only two to four left by Friday, said Dr. Will Hardin, the county’s assistant school superintendent.
``We called the USDA a couple of days ago and their recommendation was to remove some bricks near the roof of the auditorium and replace the space with wire. It’s like a one-way arrangement. They can get out, but can’t get back in,″ Hardin said.