What’s that? It is a bat for a carpet, a carpet beater. Real live blood sucking bats we do not have where I live. Sometimes on the summer evenings there might be something small fluttering around, and definitely not a bird, so it is a bat.
I had a cricket bat once, but cannot find it. Cricket is a summer game played by England and its ex-colonies and you have a large wooden bat to hit the ball.
And so I was left with the carpet beater, it is also a bat, it bats the dust out of the carpet.