Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Going batty...or, an unexpected visitor...

Sunday morning I realized the leaf stuck in the kitchen window wasn't a leaf at all...


Just one more check in the "We're Not Normal" column since we were all delighted to see him...to watch him throughout the day, watch him fly off...and then, imagine our delight when he came back!

Just look at the furry little guy...so cute...but I'm resisting the urge to pet him. Though, one member of the family is much more interested and much less concerned with keeping him out of the house than the rest of us...


The outside storm window is stuck open by about five inches (it's on our list to fix...like so many other things) and somehow this little guy found his way in. Monday morning we taped a piece of cardboard onto the glass just to give him more shade. Apparently he likes it since he's now back for the third day in a row. There's no way for him to work his way inside the house and the window is too far off the ground outside for it to be reached without a ladder. He's fascinating to watch--rather active, really.

Bats are amazing creatures. I'm delighted that one chose our kitchen window for his summer roost.

2 comments:

Kate said...

That's too cool!!!

Jackie said...

Bat are also helpful as they will reduce the number of bugs around the house drastically! Just as long as he doesn't make a winter roost in your attic you're golden!

xx
Jaxs