It turns out that if you buy a $509,000 condo in Vancouver infested with bats you can’t have them removed during the summer. According to this article in the Vancouver Sun bats are protected under the BC wildlife act and can’t be disturbed during their breeding season. Between May and August anyone caught capturing bats will face fines of up to $345 per animal.
..it was finding a baby bat in their bed that has the couple worried that they may have contracted rabies. Bats are the No. 1 carrier of the disease in B.C. Rabies is passed through saliva, usually through bites or open cuts.
The young couple have gone through the first of four rounds of rabies shots, which are injected into the legs and buttocks. Their dog, Soweto, has also received a booster shot.
Nurse said the suspected bat entry points from the walls into the condo have been temporarily sealed off and he has cleaned buckets of bat feces from inside the third-floor penthouse walls.
The bats, which keep him up at night, are noisy, regularly emitting “high-pitched squeals.”
It’s not just a condo, its an adventure!