Bats take over Saskatoon apartment

A Saskatoon woman says her apartment has been taken over by bats.

"It was around April 27th that the first one came through," Christina Abbott told CBC News on Friday, referring to the bats found in her apartment.

Before long, there were more.

"I left my apartment for a week and had one more flying around the living room," she said. "And just since this past Monday there's been another 12."

On Friday, there were five live bats in the apartment, including three in the bathtub. The bats turned up even after the problem was supposed to have been taken care of by the building's management.

"It's terrifying," Abbott said. "The worst one was through the middle of the night, I have a dog and he was sleeping in bed with me and all of a sudden, I thought I felt something.... And at the same time I heard a thud and about two or three feet from my bed, there was a bat sprawled out on the ground."

"Just thinking about having been sleeping with a bat in my bed is traumatizing."

She said she has also been through a series of shots, for rabies, just in case.

Abbott also says the building management has not been sympathetic.

The company looking after the apartment, Mainstreet Equity Corp., recently terminated her lease. In the notice she was told the rental agreement was being cancelled because of a "relationship breakdown."

Abbott said that was hard to take.

"I feel really frustrated," she said. "I was hoping to meet with pest control and make that decision for myself."

CBC News tried to contact Mainstreet for comment but did not hear back right away.

Abbott said as things stand, she does not plan to return to the apartment but will stay with her father for the time being.

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