Sunday, 5 July 2009

Darkness falls across the land, The midnight hour is close at hand, Creatures crawl in search of blood.

Well actually it's probably more insects they are after, but yes we are at that time of the year again when the baby bats are infiltrating our house..... I've already moved one out of the house, after an hysterical young teenage girl came screeching into the front room jabbering "BAT BAT BAT BAT !!!!"....

and this one above, was neatly attached to Andrea's linen trousers in the laundry room, it obviously hasn't learnt the subtleties of camouflage yet as white linen trousers are not the best way for a brown bat to hide itself...... I gently removed it and put it in our dark(er) shed high up so it could drop and swoop and it happily crawled up to a corner inverted itself and then re-attached itself to a bit of ivy growing on the wall..... If you click on the picture it will bring up a much higher resolution picture... unfortunately my Nikon doesn't like focussing on fur so the bat's face is slightly out of focus.... however it's left claw/wing is perfect in focus in all it's black leatherette glory, you can even see it's hooks, as for size it was a little smaller than a golf ball all told... I'm pretty sure it's a Pipistrelle bat quite common apparently.....

We knew the bats were back because the other night we heard scurrying in the loft space and initially I thought "ahhh mice" but then realised that there is poison laid down in the roof space, and either it hadn't found the poison yet or it wasn't mice.... I poked my head up into the loft space one night and came face to face with a young bat busily scurrying past my head..... they can really move quite fast on their feet you know.... anyway later on we knew it was bat related because we heard a few loud thuds in the roof space and we presumed that the bats were either learning to fly (unsuccessfully) or that it was a mouse gripping it's throat and staggering around on two legs bumping into things in it's death throes......

Ahhh well we have a few weeks of this now finding bat after bat hidden away in clothes and battering themselves at the windows, not to mention the high pitched screeching giving away their position......

Personally I don't mind them but the rest of the family aren't so keen on them ..... :(

And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller

MUAH HA HA HA HA HA HA Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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