It seems like just about every night this winter we have had stories of bats flying around the AT&T Center in San Antonio. The home of the San Antonio Spurs has seen several bouts with wildlife before, particularly with bats and snakes, most famously when Manu Ginobili hit a bat out of the sky on Halloween night in 2009.
At the end of January, the Spurs had to stop a game with the Brooklyn Nets thanks to bats flying around the court. It happened again a few days later as San Antonio took on the New Orleans Pelicans, this time with the Spurs’ Coyote mascot lending a hand.
Now it seems as though the bats have flown north.
During a game Thursday between the Indiana Pacers and Los Angeles Clippers, officials called timeout to try to corral a bat flying around the floor. At one point, Bogdan Bogdanovich even tried to kick it out of the sky.
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Boomer the Panther doesn’t appear to be as well-equipped as the Coyote.
Play eventually resumed at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse.