Bats remain at Moorpark home, Animal Advocates, Mary Cummins

Mary Cummins on news video
Mary Cummins inspecting the roof line

From the Ventura County Star today.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/jul/27/city-says-bats-still-remain-at-moorpark-home/

John Brand, the city’s senior management analyst, joined Mary Cummins, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator from Animal Advocates, a Los-Angeles based nonprofit animal rescue and education group, to check for evidence of the bats at the house. After inspecting the roof, Cummins said there were many gaping holes in the wire meshing that bordered the roof and channeled the bats to the container, allowing the bats to escape.

Cummins did not see any bats, but she saw evidence of recent bat activity because of the smell of fresh urine and the discovery of bat feces on the ground next to the house. To actually see the bats would require Spanish-style tiles be removed or waiting until night to see them come and go, she said.

“It may be possible that they may be moving from one house to the next,” said Cummins.” More at the link above.

l took the photos that will be sent to the experts. We noticed that the bats were only in the rooves of two story homes at the end of cul de sacs that face the nature area. They were only along the southern edges of the roof, probably because they got more sun there. We found guano under the southern edges of the rooves. lt was fresh.

The bats have since left this house and are next door. Next door is not quarantined. The owner will exclude the bats when they leave. No bats will be killed.

l’m in some of the video in this article. The City Manager John Brand spoke very well.

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Moorpark-Man-Bit-by-Rabid-Bat-126294098.html

Here’s another article with video where l actually speak.

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/07/27/moorpark-says-homeowners-not-doing-enough-to-fight-bats/

Mary Cummins of Animal Advocates is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed by the California Department of Fish and Game and the USDA. Mary Cummins is also a licensed real estate appraiser in Los Angeles, California.

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About Mary Cummins Animal Advocates Real Estate Appraiser

Mary Cummins is President of Animal Advocates. She is licensed with the California Department of Fish & Game, USDA and the City of Los Angeles to rescue and rehabilitate wildlife. Cummins speaks to local community groups and students about respecting wildlife and humane wildlife control. She is also a Humane Nuisance Wildlife Control Operator. She has written manuals on small mammal rehabilitation besides numerous articles. She was born and raised in Southern California. She attended Beverly Hills Good Shepherd Catholic School and Beverly Hills High School. Besides being a member of Junior Mensa and on the Dean's list, she was a top ten national swimmer and competed on the men's water polo team. She began college at the age of 15 attending the University of Southern California on scholarship, majoring in Psychology/Sociology. After college Cummins became a licensed real estate agent specializing in income property in Los Angeles. She obtained her real estate appraisal license, real estate brokerage license and currently does real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and review appraisals at Cummins Real Estate Services.
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