Sunday, August 22, 2010
The Under-Performing Bat
I have been tolerating a bat who has lived, over the course of the summer, in each of the four shutters on my front porch. I have never seen the bat, but its tell-tale droppings litter the porch under the shutters. My toleration can be explained thusly: I didn't exactly know how to get rid of the bat and I understood that bat's eat bugs. Yesterday I was using a hose to water plants on the patio when a bug bit my leg. I bent down to slap away the bug and saw guano. I looked at the hose in my left hand and the dead bug in my right. The bat is now in a small box in my garbage can, waiting to be hauled to his/her final resting place.