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Old August 4th, 2009, 01:00 PM
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Adventures with nature

Well interesting past couple of days!

Yesterday Sheeba gave me quite the scare. She ran off the trail in the woods and discovered a hornet nest I think. She did not get stung thankfully, but she darted out of there and frantically tried to get rid of the bugs. I found 3 on her and got them off and then we got out of there as quick as possible! I searched her all over and found no stings at all. Whew! I guess they had a hard time getting through her fur.

Then today I was removing some cabbages because the bay leaf tip for deterring ear wigs didn't work and the cabbage heads looked like swiss cheese.

When I got to the last cabbage and started to twist the plant, something moved in there and started squeaking!!

I jumped back in a hurry and found a big stick to move the cabbage from a distance.

And a baby bat came crawling out, squeaking loudly.

Went and got my brother in law next door to come get it because I did not want to handle it at all. He released it in an out of the way spot and I'll have to keep the dogs away for at least a day. Maybe tonight it will rejoin its family.
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Nature gone wild!!!! Quite the adventure. I'm glad no one got bit...by anything!
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Old August 5th, 2009, 02:37 AM
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Wow eventful for sure!

Maybe it wasn't earwigs munching thorough your cabbage afterall a veggie loving bat........or it was eating the earwigs in the cabbage

Hopefully the next few days are much calmer
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Old August 5th, 2009, 02:40 PM
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WOW what a scare for both you and Sheeba ....hopefully things don't happen in threes.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 01:45 PM
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Have had a few bat calls this summer.

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Old August 6th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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We have several bats here at night, they are great, but it was also a surprise when we discovered that one was living in the closed down patio umbrella.
Now we open the umbrella very carefully.
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