Monday, June 25, 2007

morning roundup

I've never consciously noticed how birds fly, exactly, but knew that these weren't birds. These were bats, and I've never seen so many down by the creek. Is there something special about the conditions this morning? It had rained, too, and so there was some mist. The mist, the bats, and...what's that? A dark figure crossing the road ahead of me. A minute later, that dark figure was a tall teenaged boy with long dark hair and dark clothes. I hardly ever see anyone along the creek in the morning and rarely notice bats, if they're there.

How odd. On my return trip, there were no bats, it was lighter outside, the traffic was beginning to pick up, and I almost got hit with a newspaper. Typical.

12 comments:

TLP said...

Dark figures down by the creek...you are scaring your mother.

You are packin', right?

The mist, the bats, that part is nice. That newpaper guy has gotta stop that messin' with ya.

Bone said...

So, are you saying you saw Batman this morning? :)

The Lazy Iguana said...

Bats are cool. They eat a whole lot of bugs. I tried to attract bats to my yard so they would eat the bugs - but no dice.

Maybe the tall figure had something to do with the bats? I would avoid that road if the sun is not up.

Diesel said...

Hmmm, this gives me an idea for a book....

tsduff said...

Sure they weren't swifts? They look a lot like un-birds.. ha ha, long wings, fluttery flight... and they hang out under bridges... especially in the early a.m... Did they squeak alot? Better look again...

"It was a dark and stormy night"...

Jocelyn said...

Did you get your blood sucked, too?

Not by the bats. By the boy?

Pavel said...

wow... Bats, dark teenage boys, wishful thinking?

neva said...

something similar happened once to my sister -- only it occurred after she heard a "scratching" noise inside the walls of her cabin. a quick peek outside, and lo! and behold! hundreds of bats squeezed through a quarter-sized hole in the side of the wall in a matter of minutes. pretty creepy.

moth balls work to deter bats from hanging outside YOUR door. not sure they'll work on that kid. and most definitely not the paperboy. (withholding tips, however, will)

bats are excellent for keeping mice and/or pesky mosquitoes away. ; )

Terry: "dark and stormy night"? hahahaha!

Doug said...

Wow. A real vampire goth!

Logophile said...

Getting whacked with a newspaper is considerably more mundane.
Bats and shadowy figures are so atmospheric but I'm with TLP, you've got pepper spray or something, right?

Jamie Dawn said...

Keep some pepper spray handy while you're on your runs.
Mist, bats, and goth people.... you are living amongst vampires!!!!

Joel said...

Not a fan of the bats.