Saturday, July 26, 2008

Where's Robin When You Need Him?

I need to be more careful about my blog topics. In the past week I've written about seeing the movie Batman and having a new predator in my home. Can you guess where this is going?

Last night, as I innocently watched The Lords of Dogtown on TV, a bat swooped through my living room.

A BAT.

IN MY LIVING ROOM.

RIGHT OVER MY HEAD.

I managed to maintain my bodily functions and flattened myself against the sofa. The whole thing was over in a matter of seconds - I barely had time to yelp before he (she?) flew out the window.

I've seen them downtown, circling the trees after dark, and we even encountered a pair in a friend's hotel room, but I've never seen them in our neighborhood.

Perhaps someone turned on the batlight?

8 comments:

colbymarshall said...

Oh. No. NOT A BAT!!!!!!!!!! However, I must say that I like the transparent wings on a bat. I would like to have some to go with my tail...

lostgirl said...

A bat? That's so crazy. You really do have the best luck with wild life.. :D

Turkey Lurkey said...

Did it look like Val Kilmer or Michael Keaton?

Its good that you have him around to eat up some of your bugs. (The bat... not Michael Keaton) :)

Jenna said...

Lords of Dogtown...one of my favorite movies!!

In college I lived in one of those old houses just off campus that they chop up into several apartments and we had bats that lived in the wall next to my bed.

The bats found a few holes here and there and worked their way out now and then. We'd get them out, find the hole and plug it up with something. When we plugged up their holes they'd try to fly out of the heat vents.

The landlord wouldn't do anything for awhile but the the other apartments in the ol' chopped up house started getting them too. She finally put in a bat house and some how they migrated out of the walls and actually used the bat house so then they lived in a little house above the window over my bed.

If I was in my bedroom at dusk I could hear them fly out. I got pretty used to them and since they are the best insect eaters...I accept them :). And stay very low ;).

Janna Qualman said...

Oh, but I'd take Michael Keaton hanging around. Even if he WAS eating bugs. ;)

Did you hear his winds fluttering? Like uber-duber-fast? I hate that sound.

Janna Qualman said...

Wings. I meant wings.

What is wrong with me these days?

WendyCinNYC said...

I love bats. Send them my way. They can eat all the mosquitoes in the wetlands behind my house.

We made a bat house to try to attract them, but it sits empty. Can't say that I want them in MY house, though.

Melanie Avila said...

LOL. No, it did not resemble any celebrities. :)

Jenna, I don't even know what to say about that - creepy! My sister's kids had a bat for a short period of time, but I don't know what happened with it.

It wasn't inside long enough to do any good. It didn't flap it's wings, it just swooped through the room very quietly.