June 28, 2011

Bat, Bat, Here's a Wool Hat

"Bat, Bat, Here's a Wool Hat" is what we used to chant as children when bats swooped around the yard late in the evening just before dark, catching insects. I never gave much thought about bats until I heard about a family down the road a ways who have thousands of bats roosting in a building now used for storage. The stench of bat guano was what first alerted them to the bats.

Bats in the Egg Cooler

The positive aspect of the bats is that they seem to have wiped out the mosquito population. The owner of the property says she would rather have mosquitos. Nothing was mentioned in the article about whether rabies carried by bats might be a possibility.

Spanish Moss on ancient Live Oaks
Photo and Text blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia.

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