Friday, May 07, 2010


A small brown bat eats one thousand mosquitoes nightly.  Knowing this, I put an eighty-dollar house out to attract them to my yard.  Evidently, though the "Vacancy" sign was out in plain sight, one bat thought the digs weren't good enough and spent last night flying around my bedroom.  Imagine my joyful face here. 


Tracy said...

AACK! NO bats in my house, thank you! You should put the link to Google Maps on that "Vacancy" sign. Do you think bats know how to Google?

Magpie said...

And just how much sleep did you get last night?

Kathy said...

Not a whole heck of a lot. It was 2 a.m. I had already dealt with a couple of other little sideshows that woke me up. When I felt the bat circling my bed, I said: "If you'll just stay on that side of the room, I'll deal with you tomorrow." Then I had to stupidly point the flashlight on the dresser, which freaked him out, and he started flying around and around the bed again. Finally, he settled hanging on my screen, and I pushed the inside door closed, went out the side door and let him outside. We were both happy.