Goldsource: repeating scripted_sequence issues (model returns to default pos after every loop)

So I’m working on a Sven Co-op map. I’d like to have a stukabat hanging upside with the Subtle_preen animation. I got the animation to play and loop fine but every time, no matter what the timer on the repeat of the multimanager triggering the scripted_sequence is, the animation plays, completes and then just before repeating, the bat switches animation very briefly to its’ default flying animation and then back to the hanging preen animation. I can’t seem to get it to stop doing this. Removing the loop on the multimanager just makes the bat freeze mid-animation and remain motionless. Any ideas?