Home improvements always bring surprises...some good, some bat.
Bats have always been around our hood.
We love them, they eat lots of bugs.
And they love us too, we built them a bat house, but they want to live with us.
They keep turning up in our roofing project. We have the perfect bat environment. Lots of organic green space, a warm cozy log house, cozy roof and a pond with insects.
The bats have worked their way between the roof on the outside and the tongue and groove on the inside. During recent construction, one bat found it's way into our living space a few nights ago and sent us all screaming like little school girls! It didn't help that it was at midnight and there was thunder and lightning on the same night.....scary movie time!
We are working on bat exclusion with the Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife.
Many species of bats are protected by state law.
We might have Little Brown Myotis or California Myotis? Whatever the species, they are having babies now and would like to have their maternity ward under our roof. Okay, we can deal with that.
One of our renters, did not survive the construction.
He looks scary and menacing, but he was little and wounded. RIP little fella.
See more about bats here.
The Blogville Halloween Party is here!
We have all the decorations in place...Ha