Irish Family Hilariously Attempts To Catch A Bat In Their Kitchen

September 6, 2017


Note: Colorful Irish language, watch at full volume.

This is a very worthwhile video of an old Irish man attempting to catch a bat in his kitchen with a dish towel (before moving to a far more practical beach towel) while his son yells encouragement and freaks out and his wife watches from a window. Eventually, their dog pisses on the floor, the son makes a wisecrack about Conor McGregor, and the bat flies outside on its own. You know, I actually caught a bat in a pillowcase once after it got trapped inside the screened-in porch of my parent's house in West Virginia. I just waited until the bat calmed down and roosted, then snuck up and pulled the pillow case completely around it, then gave him a tap so he flew into the bottom. Then I took it outside and let it go. "Surprisingly, he's not lying for once." Thanks, mom!

Keep going for the video.

Thanks to Jody, who agrees it's all fun and games until that bat turns into a vampire and starts fang-kissing your neck.

  • Jenness

    "You're tiring him out Derry" then "He's like Macgregor, he has no legs left" hahah I have no idea what that last thing is - fighter? right? But the play by play and the final picture of 'Derry' in that outfit and not a single thing matches and those knee high socks is just hilarious.

  • Ollie Williams

    Conor McGregor is an MMA fighter who just recently fought Floyd Mayweather (professional boxer) in a fight, and lost. I'm assuming that was the reference.

  • Jenness

    Ahhh good call Ollie!!! I think you're right.

  • MustacheHam

    This is pretty funny. I'm glad the bat was captured and released safely. :)

  • TheQiwiMan

    Aww they let it live! Good guy Irish Dad is the man! :-D

  • Irina Abramovich

    ZOMG I can't believe the bat didn't shit ALL over their kitchen in Ireland!!=) How cute! Hey, Irish Dad, there's bat poop on your towel! Haha! EVEN Batman thinks I'm funny!

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: I'll clean your butt after pooping every time if you'd like!=)=)=)
    Irina: When are we going to Caribou again?=) Consider yourself invited.

  • Bling Nye


  • Irina Abramovich

    ZOMG It'd be so funny if afterooster's fat wife wore BAT WINGS for Halloween and FARTED because she was so scared of herself. HAHA!=)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: Hubree, Hubree, Hubree, I love you and all of your kitten fingers and toes -- I hope you like kissing my armpits!=)=)=)
    Irina: When are you getting to married to me already? I'm so sick and tired of waiting!=)

  • Ollie Williams

    I'll admit that I was hesitant to even click on this article, but the video.. I laughed so hard I started crying.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I love the "you're no help behind the door" as he's standing behind a different door.

    Also, are Irish people IRL Hobbits? Either those people are all tiny or that house has like... 10 foot high ceilings.

    Also also... I don't believe for a second these people are really Irish. I can understand their accents.

  • Irina Abramovich

    Ollie Williams:

    ZOMG Me too, I was crying that the dog peed and everything!! ZOMG Me too, I was crying that the Irish Dad was trying to chase a BAT BEAST out of the house with the towel. ZOMG, I can't stop crying that the bat didn't mate with another tiny bat in their house to have tiny bat babies -- IT WOULD HAVE BEEN SO CUTE!=)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: Remember when you'd climb in the house through my bedroom window! Those are some of my favorite memories with you!!!!!!!=)=)=)
    Irina: I like your toes -- they're so straight.=)

  • Draco Basileus

    I had a bat fly into my mouth one time when I was riding my bike at wasn't as funny as this. I screamed like a little girl.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I would have probably puked like a little girl. Like a white-girl-wasted girl.

  • Irina Abramovich

    ZOMG Where did you find a fat person bicycle? Maybe you can tell afterooster and he'll get one for his wife!=)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: I'd love to see you at every one of my parties!!!=)=)=)
    Irina: Will you grow your ears out to be Dorito shaped?=)

  • Jeedai Infidel

    One of these days we're going to have to deal with the possibility that this is an out-of-it's-mind crazy AI spambot that will eventually wipe out humanity. Just remember I warned everybody.

  • Irina Abramovich

    Jeedai Infidel:

    I heard afterooster's wife is so fat she could squash a pumpkin with her fat arm and arm pit as long as there's a God given Thanksgiving Holiday with PLENTY of pumpkins!!=)

    Everyone knows that God exists and that I am on this planet to spread the word of GOD through my own human existence. That God is good and created existence is a scientific PROOF and that God's thousands of children are the embodiment of perfection and that if HUMANITY somehow ceases to exist, it will be the DEVIL, not me, who creates the mass graves and destruction and BLOOOOOOOD.=)

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: I love you paws -- throws Frisky on the floor with a wedding ring -- "Will you marry me, little kitten?"=)=)=)
    Irina: Are you ready to RUMBLE?=)

  • PUNX

    this is too funny I could not breath. I especially like that he tells his mum that she is not help just standing outside the door when he just outside the filming and watching too.

  • Irina Abramovich


    ZOMG The whole Irish family is afraid of bats, even the tiny, cute dog -- like the bat is going to bite them to death!

    <3 Thomas

    Hubree: Your teeth are perfect for eating Adderall!!!=)=)=)
    Irina: I know you like Adderall too!=)

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