This Big Brown Bat could make an effort to devour more mosquitoes on my balcony. This is no time for my house guest to be a slacker.
When I dislodged him from his daytime roost on the frame of my doorwall, he belly-flopped onto the old wooden deck and rudely bared his teeth. As if that wasn’t enough to keep me at a distance, he leaped upward from his prone position (above, click it to see his full wingspan) and scared the bejeebers out of me. I’m glad I was out of range. Rabies shots aren’t on my bucket list. I didn’t know bats could do that.
He brought two guests with him on his visit, blood sucking Bat Bugs! Hope he took them with him when he left since they can bite humans. Horrors of horrors, they are related to Bed Bugs. Before I left him to climb higher on my building so he could swoop into the air after dark, he allowed me photographic priviledges. I have a great photo of him hanging upside down on a special page where you can virtually pet him. Don’t miss it! You might want to share it with friends.