Friday Blaque List 28

What I’m…

WEARING

Bat piss & guano.

bat-in-tree-branches

It’s in my hair, on my shoulders, splattered across the back of my neck, and God knows where else.

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WHY

We’re rescuing a colony of bats that got trapped in someone’s attic, and pooping is an animal’s fight or flight response to being captured.

But guess what?

It’s part of our fight or flight response, as well.

It’s why sometimes people get so scared they pee on themselves. Like my coworker just did because he’s never seen so many bats in person. I won’t talk about how hilarious it was to see his reaction when they all started flying around, grazing his head.

flying-bats

He’s in the van now, cowering.

Men. πŸ™„

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DOING NOW

Pretending I’m in a tropical rainforest in Malaysia on a wildlife behavioral study as IΒ sit here in smelly guano in the middle of this sweltering attic floor sweating, getting pissed & pooped on while texting friends, and typing this post out on my phone to keep busy & very still while I wait for these adorable guys (yes, bats are adorable – they really are! of course, they’re cuter when they’re not shitting on you) to settle down & become accustomed to me so I can begin slowly & quietly netting them.

baby-bats

Not even sure my plan will work. This is actually a job for animal control, not animal rescue. But we were called & I was sent because I have all my shots, and have worked with bats overseas, plus I adore bats & wanted to be sure any babies were handled properly.

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FEELING

Totally happy.

I’m never more content than when surrounded by animals.

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DREAMING ABOUT

My bathtub.

dog-in-bubble-bath

And what’s your (hopefully, guano-free) Blaque List?

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Blaque List

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10 thoughts on “Friday Blaque List 28

  1. Hmmf! I liked bats, too – welcomed them in fact, until I awakened one morning with two bat bites on my neck! Since that time, I’ve been bitten three more times for a total of three in Costa Rica, one in Nicaragua, and one in Ecuador. Why me?

    For sure, I am no longer comfortable when bats are swooping around in the darkness then suddenly disappear. My feet come up to my chair seat, and my jacket’s pulled over my head! Mosquito netting or adequate cover is critical for a relaxed sleep! Z

    • Hahaha! Good story! πŸ™‚ I’ve seen people bitten by them but never on the neck – wow. They sound like vampire bats. But hey, take their blood-sucking as a compliment; you must be a delicious human being! πŸ˜‰

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