Viral: Mums Terrified Screams As Bat Escapes At Home

Story ByAna LacasaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

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This is the viral moment a terrified mother screams as her son accidentally releases a bat he is trying to catch in their living room.

The video was posted online by Ignacio Sanchez, a student in the city of Cordoba, in the north-central Argentine province of the same name, who is seen standing on a chair as he places a plastic box around the bat on the wall.

The footage has since received over 1 million views online.

A woman, said to be Sanchez’s mother, can be heard saying “take it to the edge of the door frame Nacho. I’m dying, what should I do? Should I keep filming? You won’t want to let it go.”

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He manages to place the box over the bat but as he moves it to the edge of the door frame the animal seemingly manages to escape.

The woman can be heard screaming in a panic and shouting “get out, get out” as she sprints outside.

Sanchez said: “The bat was flying all around the living room and I knocked it out with an oven utensil.

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“It did not die, it was left dazed.”

He says he then took it to an abandoned area, returning minutes later to check on it and to find it had gone.

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Ana Lacasa

I am a senior writer and journalist and editor of the Spanish desk for the Central European News agency.

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