Tuesday, June 2, 2009
a little baby bat was sleeping on our wall sunday morning
(the picture is clickable to make it much larger)
he must have been separated from the rest during the night and tucked in where he thought was a safe, quiet little corner.
i noticed him while i was coming in early that day
and pointed him out to a few folks
so, through the morning one person was guarding him (so he didn't get squooshed by well-intentioned defenders of their family)
then some parents showed him to their kids
some teenagers came up and looked at him
some seniors commented on how amazing this little guy was
(and most people walked by unawares.)
i've grown to have a deep respect for bats (a great deal of that thanks to Anna) - their amazing adaptations, the amount of insects they eat, the wonder of echolocation. they're incredible little creatures, and as st. francis would call him, "brother bat" does nothing but good for the environment and my surroundings, so i'm very content to let him be.
and just as this little guy was waking up (too busy with all the people going by, I suppose) , we snapped a couple pictures (thanks, Mary!) and left him alone. (someone who received the pictures forwarded me them today at my request, with the sweet message of "you're gross!" Thanks, semi-anonymous Office Manager ;) ).
And he was gone this morning - hopefully back with the Bat Pack.