Cochran home infested with estimated 1,000 bats

 

Update: Follow-up story ran on Jul. 30.

Cochran home infested with bats

Owner can’t afford $10,000 extermination price tag

By Carl Lewis

Saturday Jul. 18, 2009

COCHRAN — It smells foul on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. Really, really foul.

Walking down the street toward Victoria Jackson’s home, the musky stench gets even worse. Stepping inside, it grows almost unbearable.

“It’s a very, very bad odor,” the homeowner said.

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It’s the scent of the droppings from what exterminators estimate are more than 1,000 bats that have made Jackson’s home their roosting spot.

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