Wednesday, October 7, 2020

BATS!

Today at the ASPCA  was a thrilling time. Last night someone brought in a baby bat they found on their porch that had been in the same place for two days...no parents sighted. One of the vet's there showed me the bat knowing that I'm all inquisitive. Till today, I was deathly afraid of bats...but I had no idea they were so much more cute, and less scary up close. I don't know I wanted to hold it, but it was cool none the less to see it this close. The team there deemed the little bat Smokey. He was off to the Aark Wildlife Center up the road from me to be raised and released. They asked if I wanted to take him there, since on my way home and I said yes. He was squeaking in the car the whole time in his little box.
Aark Wildlife Center  is also something I could get involved with at some point too.

29 comments:

  1. Awww! How repulsively adorable! I do like bats, but the way the smaller ones (like this one) move around all jerkily reminds me too much of scary "Dynamation" stop-motion horrors from old Ray Harryhausen films.
    How fortunate that the bat came in for your visit! Although, the poor bat was unfortunate to have been in such a predicament to warrant being brought in, I suppose.

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    1. Oh... a boy after my own heart. I enjoying viewing a good Ray Harryhausen film.

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  2. oh I too had no idea they looked like that up close. I was picturing something more horrid. But thanks goodness he came in, every creature deserves a chance.

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  3. You’ve seen Dracula, right?
    JP

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    1. For all you know, I may have already met and been bit. Come to think of it, I haven't seen my reflection in years. Hope you and Guido are doing well and haven't run out of condiments yet?

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  4. Oh my god! a baby bat! That was amazing!!

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  5. Weren't you afraid of getting bit and becoming a vampire? His rather cute. And very important for the bug control in nature.

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  6. Nope. Can't do it. it might look cute now, but when it grows up it'll look like Rudy Giuliani.

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  7. so tiny! glad the bat will have a chance at life. my in-laws house had a bat house attached to one wall; used to watch the bats going in and out.

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  8. I absolutely adore bats - I often deliberately sit out on the bench in our garden at dusk specifically to see them emerge from whatever tiny hidey-hole they inhabit and flit up and down the gardens all along our street, eating the nasty midges and mozzies and other horrid things we don't want lurking around. In the height of summer, it's swifts by day and bats by night, all having a hell of a feast... Jx

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    1. Me too. I sit the the courtyard at night and love watching them swoop down and up capturing the bugs. Could be why I don't get bit sitting out late...the bats are eating the bugs. I just had no idea how quite normal looking they were.

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  9. OMG
    This is such an adventure! I could not do it, though. I’m such a wuss.

    XoXo

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  10. When I saw BATS! I thought maybe it was going to be about the trump bitches...but this was a nice surprise. I don't know I could have had it in my car...bow or not. I hope the poor little thing makes it.

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  11. Mistress, that gave me chills, while at the same time I thought he was cute. They don't bother me as long as they stay up in the air.

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  12. You have Kellyanne Conway practically eating out of the vets hand!!!!!

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  13. You people have a good soul. It looks so little. Would you have held it Mistress??? I'd be afraid of it being dirty.

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    1. he's had far dirtier things in his hands.

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  14. This summer Husband and I built a bat house, and put it on our barn. Usual a bat as spirit animal is journey, usual something good.

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    1. That actually makes sense with me. That is very reassuring to hear.

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  15. Lovely. Great vid. You are such a great person to do this type of community service. Sending you tons of positive wonderful energy. You are earning yourself some magnificent karma, my dear. Such a good heart. Thank you, so much! And thanks for sharing.

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    1. I think deep down, I can't hate any creature...yes even toads and frogs.

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  16. Awwww, you made a new little friend!

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  17. amazing! Bats still creep me out but I’ve gotten to the stage that I can visit our local zoo (Bioparc Fuengirola, a great place) and walk directly under the fruit bats in the aviary and stop and admire them. I used to rush by and look from a distance. You’re a kind soul, Mistress Maddie!

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    1. My hate hate relationship with frogs and toads continues though......

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  18. We have bats fly over the garden every evening just before dusk. They are fascinating creatures. No sign of Dracula you'll be pleased to know!

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    1. One of a garden's best friend right? They are quite intresting.

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  19. Awwww - so cute! I have rescued a baby owl before [it fell out of the nest - not uncommon], but sadly the owl people couldn't save it. I hope your little bat thrives and has a happy Halloween.
    Sx

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  20. Oh my God, it's so cute! It's too bad you can't keep them as pets unless you're Bruce Wayne.

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