Sunday, 5 July 2009

Bat splat

Remember this? I'm truly grateful the llama didn't make his mound on the windowsill. But the bats don't show the same reticence.
The front of the house and two of the windows are crusted and splatted with flying rodent (are bats rodents?) guano.
The photo shows the upstairs window sill, above which is the bat cave entrance. I hear hundreds of them squeaking and scuttling about in the loft, they then stick their arses out the hole, do a quick poo and then fly off into fly-munching land. Charming habits.
Most nights two or three whirl above my head in the bedroom, and each time you find a picture askew you can bet a bat is snoring behind it. I wonder if the bat splat is any good on the compost heap?

12 comments:

PG said...

I bet it is excellent, full of insect remains; if it works really well, you could pot it and sell it, and get some kind of return. :)

James Higham said...

Life is all action over there.

Mopsa said...

PG - how did you find me? Have just had a look at your beautiful blog - I never liked camper vans but that caravan is a major work of art.

James - it is ever thus.

Scriptor Senex said...

Can we have some photos of sleeping bats please! I love them. But then I don't have to live with them.

Yorkshire Pudding said...

In order to remove the poo or better still to transfer it to your compost heap, you will have to contact Batman.

mountainear said...

My mind boggles when I try to estimate the number of insects eaten to produce that amount of poo. If they were all gnat, midges or mozzies they are doing us a great service.
Well done those bats.

Sylvia said...

Well it beats urban pigeon poo! Saw you in the paper today - all looks lovely.....

Mopsa said...

Hi Sylvia, nice of you to pop by - not sure what you mean by seeing me in the paper though?

Sylvia said...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/propertymarket/5732907/Smallholdings-from-sharp-suits-to-muddy-boots.html

I thought the dogs looked familiar in the photo (not on website)

Mopsa said...

SS - there never seems a good time to take a photo whilst holding bat in gloved hand - might try it tho!

YP - now that would be fun...

M'ear - it is boggling

Sylvia - those dogs in the paper are collies...mine are Bernese Mountain dogs, so no, not me after all, or my beautiful mutts!

Lindsay said...

We worried when selling our last house which had resident bats - we need not have worried because the new owner is a BBC wildlife producer!!!!

Sylvia said...

Oops! Sorry about that....