Bats in the Belfry

When I was fourteen and babysitting for my brother’s kids, a small brown bat came down the chimney in his living room and sat there stunned, in the cold empty hearth.  It was late at night and the children were asleep.  They say bats are nothing more than rats with wings but it was a sweet, furry little thing and I instinctively scooped it up in my hand.  I held it for a short while, gently stroked its little bat back, and took it outdoors and set it on the front porch.  After a while it took off, looking as good as new.  My brother was furious when he got home.  “You could have  gotten rabies,” he hollered. I haven’t picked up a bat since then but I remember that soft, warm little creature and I still love them. I put up a bat house here where I live, hoping to attract the little dudes and the only things that nested in it were yellow jackets.  I took the bat house down.

Liked this post? Get updates by email...

Enter your email address below to stay up to date with Lightly Tethered.

I agree to have my personal information transfered to MailChimp ( more information )

I will never give away, trade or sell your email address. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Liked this post? Click below to share!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like...