Bat Soup?  

vrec_dawn 41M
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6/16/2006 3:23 pm
Bat Soup?

No, just kidding. This is the pot I've been using to catch these bats in. There's my latest catch. Too bad my camera sucks. Out of twenty odd shots, that shot is a crop from the one that was the best. Sad, eh?

Only now I'm starting to wonder if it's just the one bat, and he keeps coming home to roost.

When I got up this morning I found the little bugger hanging from the twists in one of my energy-saving lightbulbs in the ceiling light. I suppose that makes it a pretty good hangout for a bat ... so long as the light is off. He didn't much appreciate it when I turned it on. He's a chatty little guy.

But under the theory that it may be the same bat, this time I kept him in the pot until I got home from work. Then I drove out past Devil's Lake, kind of by Merrimac, before I let him go out in the wilderness there. I found him a nice little wild copse of pine to hide in. I figure out there aren't too many houses for him to get stuck in. And it should be too far away for him to fly back. I hope!

I still would love to know how he is getting into my house though. I really hope that this is the last time. Not that he isn't cute, but I prefer my rodents kept in cages, thanks. And for that matter preferably ones that I know it's safe to hold and that don't bare their teeth at me. He's so cute though.

I wonder if anyone has ever domesticated a line of bats? I mean truly domesticating a species takes generations. You could try to catch one in the wild and make it a pet, but you might be pretty unhappy with how wild he still is. But a truly domestic bat could be a cute little pet. Especially a fruit bat ... since filling a room with flies to fly around and catch is kind of a hard way to feed a pet. He could hang from my finger and chirp at me.

Anywho, hopefully this is the end of this saga. I'm tired of playing animal control.

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