Friday, July 29, 2011
I wrote this post this morning and Debbie at It's All About Purple,
has some really nice pictures of bats. http://itsallaboutpurple-debbie.blogspot.com/2011/07/going-batty.html
I don't have any pictures of bats. This summer though,
I feel like I have become acquainted with them.
This summer bats have made me feel like I was batty. I take the dog
outside at night right before bed. I always take her out by this tree.
I noticed that I was starting to get dive bombed by bats. Just like the
birds do in the day time when you can see them. I quit taking her
to that tree and went to another spot in the yard. It was worse.
That night, I turned and ran in the house, because even though I couldn't
see them because they are so fast, they still make that high pitched sound above
I ran in the house and my husband looked up at me and asked me what was wrong.
I told him, but you could see just a bit of disbelief in his eyes. The next night he went
with me and I had him stand next to the tree and he got dive bombed. Then we
both ran in the house. Then it was his turn to tell the kids who looked at him with
just a tad disbelief.
The next night, I thought I would go back to the old tree and while I was waiting,
I could hear the bats making a noise like when a bird falls out of a tree. My husband
was on the driveway, when he took a step, something started running straight at my feet
very fast. I was barefooted. The dog ran to it and sniffed it but it wasn't interesting.
The baby bat war more interested in chasing me down. I yelled and jumped over
that little thing and ran full speed into the house.
I had shivers for days when I thought about it.
This week since I have been washing windows I have been on a ladder. I was
spraying off the outside of the house with water and getting every thing clean.
I must of dislodged a bat family. One fell in the flower bed outside my office.
All day the family, was yelling encouragement to the one in the flowerbed. They
do this motion of flying back and fourth and making a high pitched sound. It looks
creepy and they are little, maybe the size of a sparrow. With bigger wings.
They must have rescued it because after about two hours it stopped.
In the twilight I see them flying out of the trees next to the house. I have stood
under where I see them fly out of and looked and looked to see if I can see how
they spend the day. I wonder if it is like seeing a hummingbird nest, I really never knew
what one looked like until I saw it in person. I never noticed them before because they
just look like a knot on the tree.
I wonder if because I don't know what a place where bats live look like I might be
staring at one and not see it.
It has been really hard this summer to go outside at dark. Even when I go to watch the moon
rise, the bats find me. I can hear them all around. It must be because we have had
such a wet winter and spring. When we first moved here we had a huge population of bats.
This year has been like that. I have noticed that we don't have flies like in years past. So
I will put up with bats.
Have a lovely weekend.