State officials surprised by winged visitor during legislative committee meeting

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) Many of us have worried about our kids or our pets interrupting our online meetings.

Well, how about a bat?

There was quite a surprise at the start of a legislative meeting at the State House in Augusta Wednesday morning.

Just seconds into the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety meeting there was an uninvited guest.

A bat gave some of them quite a startle.

This could be seen on the Maine Legislature's YouTube channel.

Some people left the room, others attempted to fix the problem.

One opening a window and another seen carrying a bin to catch it.

Others simply sat and continued working.

"Ok, let's try this again. We were rudely interrupted by a big bat. So, it's now gone and we can proceed."

The bat was eventually captured allowing for the meeting to continue.