We in a very old apartment building. We went to basement to do laundry. I flip on the lights, and WHOOSH a HUGE bat flies past my head, circles us a few times, and then disappears into a dark crevice. I love bats, but it was a bit startling. hat really amazed me was how absolutely SILENT he was, even when flying right past us. Birds' wings make a lot of noise when they fly by you - this guy produced ZERO sound. I know they're notorious for carrying rabies, so we didn't want to get too close. He didn't seem to fly at us, he was just probably just as startled as we. I don't know what to do about him. Wife and I love animals, so he doesn't bother us. But some chick living in our building is gonna go down there to do laundry, he'll circle her, and she'll freak! Pest control will be called and he'll be trapped and probably killed. The basement has no holes or openings in it that I know so I'm not even sure how he got down there. Should I try to get him out of there?? Will he just live down there??