There was some light relief in Council chambers tonight when a bat appeared towards the end of the Council’s Committee of the Whole meeting. It proceeded to fly around and completely disrupted the meeting. It first appeared when Nicole Beatty was making an amendment to a motion and when she saw the bat, she briefly screamed. She later admitted she was afraid of flying things but while the drama played out, she kept low and sheltered. Mayor John Henderson wisely recessed the meeting pending a resolution. Men with jackets then used them to try and capture the bat plus a resourceful councillor found a blanket. Finally, they managed to shoo it into the committee room (see short Video below). With the doors closed to that room, the problem was resolved for the time being and the meeting resumed. Security was called but it’s not known what happened to the bat.