The memories and happening in the everyday life of a country girl
Monday, November 29, 2010
Batty's got a girl friend..Marco Monday..Show and Tail Tuesday
Today I an entering Macro Monday over at lisaschaos, check out her sight for some amazing snap shots.
I am also taking part in Tuesday Show and Tail over at West Virginia Treasures
Even though theses shots aren't exactly Macro they are of very small bats hanging at the top of our barn, and I really had to zoom to get a shot of them.
Batty has been living in our barn for several years and I loved watching him swoop out at dusk and dart back and forth catching bugs and mosquitoes, then just before day break if I was up early enough I'd see him swoop back into the barn. He has lived by himself for the last 3 or 4 yrs and you could go into the barn and see him hanging there all alone.
Well a couple of week ago DH told me he'd been in the barn and Little Batty had a girl friend...and that they were roosting side by side, I grabbed my camera and went to check them out..sure enough there they were asleep side by side.
I checked him out on the Internet and found that he is known as a Large Brown Bat and that he can live to be 18-20 yrs old, he is about 4-5 inches and that they hibernate from Nov til April, when she will fly away to have her babies probably in the same place where she was born. I hope she brings them back with her.