Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Look closely....


Okay, picture this....I walk downstairs very early this morning only to find this black thing on my newly painted livingroom walls. (the above is not MY picture by the way....I really didn't think to take out my camera at 7:15 am in the morning, but this is the best and closest pic I could find) Three dogs are prancing around and the above is not moving...mmmm...what could this be? Thoughts: Eros the mastif has done the ultimate in slinging slim except this looks like dog poop....a large moth maybe? Well, I get the dogs out then decide to wake up my son and DIL. Of course the wonderful DIL comes down to brave the thing on my wall whilst the son says, "give me a few minutes." THERE IS SOMETHING ALIEN ON MY WALL AND HE WANTS ME TO GIVE HIM A FEW MINUTES!!!!!!?????
Okay, so my DIL and I venture back downstairs to look at this thing (approx 3-4 inches in length by the way). Her thoughts: Slug...a very very big slug???? (get the salt...a lot of salt)
Then we came to the conclusion that it was....yep....A BAT!!!! Three dogs jumping around the livingroom and this bat didn't budge! Dead or sleeping...not to mention, how the heck did it get in the house without anyone noticing....including the ever-observant, ever-curious dogs?????
Finally my son ventures downstairs and we tell him this is his big opportunity to show his manhood! WRONG!!! To make a long story short and after many attempts with all three of us climbing a ladder to get near enough to it to trap it under a bucket (only to climb back down saying, "you do it!"....talk about comedy)....I finally got brave and trapped it under the bucket while my son slid cardboard underneath so it was trapped and could be safely released...which he did by tossing the bucket into the neighbor's yard so it could fly out and away....which it did safely for all you bat fans.
We all then went into the kitchen and talked about who was braver while they helped me get the crockpot on for Pizza Soup for tonight's dinner. Not to mention we have no idea how it got in the house...no fireplace and it wasn't there when we went to bed. The kids then went back to bed...I got ready and went to work. Needless to say, it was another exciting morning in the 'burgh! I only wish the bat could have waited one more day till Sweetie Man was home! Till next time.....yinz crazy bats!

8 Comments:

Darlene said...

OMG!!! A bat??? I would have moved out. There is nothing that I'm not afraid of.

Tammy said...

SHIVERS !!!

Sue said...

What on earth?! I would have gotten it out of there for you, Lucy. I always have to deal with all the intruders be them bug or bee. What trouble would a little bat be?

Bliss said...

Haha! It takes me back a few years to the time we had a 4" spider in the bathroom. I seriously didn't want to know about it! We finally rang a brave man. He was so clever at getting rid of it, I later married him.

I have to ask... What is pizza soup? Something hot and spicy? (she asks hopefully)

Lori said...

LOL! Yep, as soon as I saw the pic, knew it had to be a bat! We've had a few in our attic, once in my daughters room. "Mom, there's a bird in my room" yeah..NOT! and I've had a baby land on my deck during the day, got pictures of that one! as he walked on his wings to the corner to drop behind, down, and in the dark!
He was probably playing dead with the dogs there!
Good luck and thanks for sharing!
Hugs
Lori

Vik said...

A bat! Oh no! I´m screaming here!!!! ;-)

hookedonstring said...

Yikes! You are brave girl. I would of ran from the house. Glad for the safe removal. I think bats are protected under the "Bats Got Rights" law. Happy Thanksgiving.

CMKathie said...

Okay, now I know the first SEVERAL stories I have to tell you the next time we get together. Seriously, I could have you rolling on the floor! Like the night my kids came RUNNING up the steps telling me how the bat just SWOOPED down on them while they were watching TV. ROFLMAO