Sunday, June 28, 2009

Critters in the Yard

Our friend Sheri visited tonight to investigate the pounding sounds she has been hearing above her head. Cesar is working on a pantry space for me and I am very excited! More pantry news to follow soon. As we were saying our good-byes she spotted a creature hanging from a raspberry cane beside the house. At first she thought it was a dead leaf, but as she stepped closer... it was not a leaf! An infant bat was hanging from the cane by one foot. I ran inside for my camera and slipped out again very quietly to have a moment alone in which to snap a few shots before alerting little Hugo.

Cesar thought it was dead, but it wasn't. I must admit that he didn't look so hot. On the other hand, neither of us have inspected many bats up close before. More like, we've swung many a broom in their direction as they've found their way into the house! Our bat was covered in tiny bugs. Hugo wanted to touch him in the worst way, the answer was - a big N-O spells no mister mister.

I brought the bat downstairs to show Jared and he found a nice hidey spot for him. I hope our young bat friend hears his momma's call and finds his way to some yummy skeeters tonight. We've got plenty to share.

Cesar and Hugo returned to their mowing and I returned to the laundry pile. Our cousins Ari and Gina arrive tomorrow so we better hurry off and make things spiffy!


T.Allen-Mercado said...

Amazing photos! I would've been awkwardly afraid but equally as inquisitive as young Hugo.

Millie Price said...

i love the first he's saying, "get outta here, i'm trying to sleep"