A TINY winged creature seems to be buying into the “blind as a bat” misnomer, making a Liebig Street optometrist its home this week.
Specsavers staff have adopted the bat as a temporary mascot since perching upside down near the shop’s front door.
Optometrist Mel Patel said the bat, nicknamed “Sam” by staff, had chosen the right place to hang out.
“We’re an optometrist and seem to attract anything with eye problems,” he told
Although small and motionless, the bat is hard to miss as it hangs from the roof just outside the shop entrance.
“The bat has camped outside the front door for last three days and most people look up but don’t seem to mind it,” Mr Patel said. “It’s only moved a little bit and almost looks like it’s hibernating.
“It hasn’t picked a very warm place but it’s got a little bit of shelter there under cover.
“It’s not too scary at this stage. We keep thinking it’s not going to be there anymore ... but as long as it’s healthy it can stay there.
“It’s not causing any problem so we’re happy.”