Batman, he freaked my husband out two nights ago.
Welcome to our crazy life! Three nights ago, my husband woke me up (and 3:20 am) in a panic because he thought he felt a bat fly past him while he was laying on the couch. He was up because we've all had some weird headache. Probably because we've been eating really cruddy. Too much flour...too much sugar...time to get back into Paleo!! Ok, back on task here....
So I got up, making fun of Nick all the while, and after propping open the doors, started looking for the bat. We never did find it! I thought for sure he had lost his mind. The only indication that he HAD actually felt something was the fact that our dog, Fiona, had made two #2 messes and a #1 mess during the night. I guess the bat scared her too!! I did decide after some time that if there has been a coyote in the house (my absolute greatest fear) I too would have messed on the floor like poor Fiona! By the yesterday morning I had forgotten about the bat, assuming it had gone out where it came in. Boy was I wrong!! Nick came downstairs and there was "Batman" hanging on our crown moulding! He is brave. After some discussion (because theres been some bat/rabies issues in our county and because they are apparently protected) we decided that we would see if we could spook him out the door before calling anyone in to come get him. He flew and flew and flew....barely missing the door several times. I decided to knock him down with the broom. That was exhilarating!! I should participate in some aggressive sport or something! HA! After one near bat/face collision I was able to knock him down and grab him with a glove. I carried him out back....waaaaaay back and dropped him off in the field. He laid on the ground and whipped his head around to hiss at me. I just left him be... I went back a couple hours later to check on him and he had flown away to the safety of some place other than our house where he was unwelcome. Phew!
Then of all things...as I'm walking back inside from checking on Batman, the dogs are freaking out about something in the grass.... Seriously?! I thought maybe it was a bee. They are big bee hunters. Nope! Its a snake. Not a fabulously impressive snake Just a little snake. Now I've got to get him out of here or the dogs will kill it! (Which my husband would be ok with....two of his biggest fears in one day?! Thank goodness he's got me to protect him!) So I threw my bat glove at him and he attacked it! I've never seen a snake do that. His escape was far less dramatic. With a little prodding he slithered back into the shade under the shed!!
PHEW!! I feel a little like super woman today. And a little like Jack Hanna! Two pesky little creatures are safe and sound. And away from us! Have a great day!