Thursday, July 10, 2014

Snakes and bears and bats, oh my.

I guess we all have something creepy, crawly that we detest. For me it is snakes!! I'd run a country mile to get away from one.



One of my daughters (who shall remain nameless ha ha) can not even look at a picture of a bear, much less the real thing. So, one time I bought her a bear bookmark. I'm such a sweet mommy.



You are wondering how I got off on this scary subject? Well, this morning I opened the apartment door to set my garbage out beside it (they pick it up at your door, folks. How cool is that?).

As I turned to go back in the apartment I saw something out of the corner of my eye. A leaf stuck to my front window screen? After all we did have a bad rain/wind storm yesterday evening so anything flying through the air could have landed there. Nope... it was a BAT... yep, that's what I said, a bat.



Of course, I ran and got my camera. How often are you up close and personal with a dang bat? So, I posted it on facebook and my granddaughter (who shall also remain nameless) sent a comment that she had no comment... only goose bumps. She's as afraid of bats as her mother is of bears.

Now, if I see a snake up on this third floor... or a bear. I am checking outta this place!

I think all kinds of critters like these should be behind a fence. What do you think?

 
I am linking with Good Fences

15 comments:

  1. the bat looks like it could not get off the screen. HATE snakes here too.

    great fence.

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  2. Wow! Can't believe you were able to photograph the bat! Glad you are joining in the fun with Good Fences.

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  3. It looks like a big Bat ? Great photo!

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  4. haha. hope the bat isn't caught on the screen and is just resting. :)

    thanks for linking up!

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  5. I hate snakes and can barely look at a picture of one. I hate bats almost as much. Great closeup picture of the bat!

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  6. With a bat you don't have to worry about the insects! Great photos today!

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  7. yeh....fences can't hold in my worst fear.....spiders! ick! hate 'em.... they freak me out....

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  8. We don't have snakes here, legend has it St Patrick cleared them out but people do keep them as exotic pets?!! I am with you on snakes, we do have bats and they are a protected species here,bears I don't have to worry about either. I'm glad hurricane Arthur passed you by.

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  9. Wow- I would never imagine a bat just hanging around outside my door! Egads!!

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  10. I am petrified of snakes, and I'm scared of bats, too, because of fear of rabies. But black bears? I love them. From a distance, of course. :-)

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  11. I don't mind bats but snakes make me jump! I started to walk out the door a few days ago and there was a rat snake stretched out right in front of the door, slinking past! Within a few minutes he disappeared into the bushes, but like you, I got his picture. But now I feel nervous every time I open the door!

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  12. Love the fence and the way it joins the gate.

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  13. The fence is gorgeous!!!!

    Snakes, on the other hand, make me shiver, shake and scream! I hate them so much! And I am sorry to say, I have passed this onto my 43 year old daughter. I feel bad about it but I could not control myself years ago, I guess.

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  14. Nice fence. I think I would prefer a better fence to keep a bear away!

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  15. Wait till you see the pictures of the Tropical Insect Museum we visited! :-) More creepy crawlies than you would EVER want to see alive, that's for sure! :-) Cute post.

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