Going bats

Today when I went to crank up the umbrella that shades my study window, I found that in the week I was off in New Orleans, a couple of local residents had moved in. img_1457I like bats. They’re charming little things, and I was sorry to upset them today, waking them from their sleep and forcing them to go in search of other shelter.img_1456

So I’ve ordered a bat house for them. One that doesn’t suddenly crank open and leave them staring at the sunshine.

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  1. Tim H. on September 25, 2016 at 8:17 am

    I like bats, from a distance. The bat house sounds like a wonderful idea.

    • Wade A Taylor on September 25, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Sure as long as a discrete distance is kept. Bats can be rabid.

  2. Julianna Aislynn d'Merricksson on September 25, 2016 at 11:47 am

    *squee* Too adorable.

  3. Kat K. on September 25, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    You have brought joy to my day with your bat pictures and your respectful solution to the bats needs.

  4. Suzanne Portello on September 26, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    The bat house looks very nice – hope they appreciate it. If you were in the UK, would they be Pipistrelles? Mr. Robert & Estelle would like that, I think.

  5. Dana Hirschbach on October 10, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Bats serve a useful purpose as well. They eat lots of mosquitoes. We have resident bats at our Minnesota cabin. These particular are very shy. We love our bats. They patrol the interior of our cabin after we leave (fly around dissuading bat-phobic burglars). BTW it’s a misconception that bats are often rabid or dangerous. They are amazing flyers at night. Bats can turn on a dime and like barnswallows they can fly an inch from your head but never actually run into you. We need a book of suspense from Laurie King featuring bats. I believe Sherlock became an amateur bat keeper later on in his twilight years. No pun intended. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out this book is already in progress….. Am I right? We shall see. Hanging tight in Nebraska.

    • Laurie King on October 11, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Yep, love bats. Best tourist venue is the Congress St bridge in Austin, millions of bats come exploding out at dusk.

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