I live in a batty town
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Yes, it is true, our town has an abundance of brown bats that in over twenty years, has not decreased. We still have lots of insects, but I don't know why with the bats supposedly eating tons of them to stay alive. It is a mystery.
They find their way inside even though my house has newer siding. They end up crawling everywhere finding a way in at times.
I know the routine well. If a flying bat tires and lands where I can put an old ice cream pail over it, and slide a plate between the wall and the bat, one trapped bat to take outside. Then a very long walk so it can live elsewhere. They are beneficial, interesting and creepy all at the same time.
A friend had one in their apartment building on the same night. Guess looking for a good hibernation spot, but still needing to eat.
I hope no more bats inquire for a bed and breakfast at my place. But I would not be all that surprised if more did.
We got another storm in the wee hours of the morning with a terrific lightning show. Half inch of rain, and the weeds are growing with great joy. Recuperation for plants is sudden and overnight.
Of course this brings high humidity.
I opened the small bathroom window, and a few times in the night my cat went ballistic screaming, hissing and knocking things down.
I was in bed, and thought maybe a raccoon had torn the screen and walked in with that much noise. But no extra creatures at all.
It was raining and the neighbor's male cat was sleeping quietly on my deck.
My cat went insane about this, while he slept on.
It was a weird night.