Nimble bat scares Trump rally ahead of Halloween (VIDEO)
With ‘Make America Great Again’ supporters turning out to see the president speak in Johnson City, Tennessee, the beginning of the event was almost overshadowed by an uninvited flying guest. No it wasn’t Batman or Trump’s enemies from the ‘fake news media’ – but a common fruit bat intent in stealing the limelight from the US president.
With Halloween around the corner it was perhaps fitting that a bat – the winged disguise of horror character Dracula – should make an unscheduled appearance at a rally where Trump spoke about spooky subjects such as US healthcare and immigration.
Footage of the bat’s sudden appearance shows the creature swooped around Freedom Hall closely followed by a number of cops tasked with stopping it from interrupting the event.
At one point a cop can be seen to hilariously flail a leg at the bat hopelessly missing the target.
The frightening but likely harmless creature then flew towards a group of reporters who appeared to shriek with fear.
THERE IS A BAT LOOSE INSIDE TRUMP'S RALLY AT FREEDOM HALL!!!!!! POTUS' advance staffers are aware and working on the problem.— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) October 1, 2018
Journalist Marcus DiPaola later said the bat was captured and released without harm.
Trump rally bat update: "It was captured and released WITHOUT HARM. We were very kind to the animal." according to a person with knowledge of the situation.— Marcus DiPaola (@marcusdipaola) October 1, 2018
I believe I saw animal control involved, but am currently waiting for confirmation from my source.
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