My person and I went out on my trails late yesterday. The sun was just about down and everything was in shadow. My person says that this time of year it’s cooler when we go out that late, but I know that was only her excuse. She left me alone all day and got home late.
We were walking along my trails and I kept hearing a squeaky sound. It sounded like one of my squeaky toys and I thought maybe one of my trail dog friends had brought a squeaky toy out with him. But that dog had to be really good because there was no way I could make any of my toys go squeak, squeak, squeak that fast.
I kept hoping my trail dog friend would catch up to me and I could figure out how he did it, but I didn’t see any other dogs on my trails.
Then I remembered something Marina and Bassetmomma, two of my blogging friends, told me. They said to “look up.” They were telling me to look up for those elusive century plants and I never could figure out how they could be hiding in the sky, but this squeaky sound seemed to be coming from above me.
So I looked up.
And you know what I saw?
Dozens of bats, dancing around in the sky. I bet they were having trouble finding those elusive century plants too.
But you know what the best part is?
My person couldn’t make me stop while she took pictures. Her camera doesn’t reach that far.
July 10, 2012 at 10:41 am
Hmmmm….I wonder what all those bats were doing? Just looking for the century plant or were they up to something else! This could be another great mystery for you to solve Bongo! 🙂
July 10, 2012 at 11:43 am
Bassetmomma, maybe I can make friends with a bird who can follow the bats and report back what they are up to. Detective Dog will have to get innovative (did I say that?) on this one.
July 10, 2012 at 10:45 am
Whoa, look out Bongo. We’ve got bats here & they’ve got some kind of yukky brown nose disease thing & they’re plopping dead all over the place. Don’t like bats at my house….Lola
July 10, 2012 at 11:44 am
Lola, dead bats don’t sound like much fun at all. Here they just fly around out of the way.
July 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm
Elka looks up all the time! I remember the first time she watched a bird, and then whipped her head around to look at me, like “did you just see that?!”
July 10, 2012 at 12:55 pm
Elka, I think it’s better to watch things on the ground that you can actually chase and maybe catch.
Misty Shores Chesapeakes
July 10, 2012 at 3:04 pm
I do like to look at bats but boy do they give me the heebie jeebies if they get in the house!
July 10, 2012 at 6:20 pm
Misty Shores, I guess I’m lucky. No bat has ever tried to get in my house.
July 10, 2012 at 4:08 pm
Bats are so cool! We once had one circling the outside carriage lamp and it was putting shadows on the wall….. so I investigated and it was cool to watch that bat circle that light for hours eating… as long as they stay outside we love them…. great post!
July 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm
Thanks Collies. Bats are pretty cool when they stay outside and eat up all the bugs.
July 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm
There are bats that fly around the building I live in. I am on the top floor so I get to see them pretty close up. I don’t like it when they fly around my balcony cause they scare me. But they do eat a lot of flying bugs and there are a lot of those here in the hot humid South.
Pretty cool pictures your person took.
July 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm
Thanks Patricia. My person had to draw those bats because they would have just been little dots in her camera. They always stay flying pretty high around here.
July 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm
Wow! I like bats Bongo. We have two that live in a small gap in the wall of our house. They come out at dusk and swoop around the yard catching insects. They are amazing to watch 🙂
July 10, 2012 at 10:44 pm
Bassa, bats are pretty cool when they go swooping around catching insects. Our bats are little and kind of hard to see when they fly around, but the sounds they make are cool.
Paws To Talk
July 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm
That is a new discovery on the trail!
Bella and DiDi
July 10, 2012 at 10:47 pm
Bella and DiDi, we get to see bats sometimes this time of year because we go out when the sun is going down as it’s not so hot. That’s when the bats come out.
July 10, 2012 at 9:39 pm
Bongo, you and your person are very brave. If I’d seen bats, I would have run for the hills!
July 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm
Monica, the bats are closer to the hills. When we’re down lower they’re way above us so we’re pretty safe from them.
July 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm
I bet the bats discovery of the elusive century plant was not as interesting as yours and your person..that took u ages xxxx
July 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm
Patreciau, I guess those bats would be more interested in any bugs hanging around the century plants.
July 11, 2012 at 12:11 am
Bongo, I did not end up in a Hitchcock movie right now, am I 😀
July 11, 2012 at 10:08 pm
Angels Whisper, I think that’s only if the bats attack. My bats are nice – they stay high up in the air.
July 11, 2012 at 12:51 am
See, it’s always a good idea to look up [at least from time to time!] I don’t know if I’d be that happy to see those bats. Even though they have great radars IF they get tangled in long hair the only way out is …scissors! But then, you don’t have such a problem!
July 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Marina, I guess I’d better keep those bats away from my person. Her hair’s kind of long.
July 11, 2012 at 2:34 am
Forget the bats, that’s a super cute photo of you Bongo! x
July 11, 2012 at 10:09 pm
Thanks Bumpy Road.
July 11, 2012 at 7:00 am
Wow!!!! Bats????? I thought that bats are flying only at night……are they awake even during daytime? Are they not agressive? not attack you, Bongo?
July 11, 2012 at 10:11 pm
Kevin, the bats come out here at twilight – when it’s almost dark, but not quite. This time of year we often go out on my trails then because it’s too hot during the day. The bats are only interested in getting insects and don’t care about dogs or people.
July 11, 2012 at 7:03 am
Bats! Yikes! I’m pretty sure I’m afraid of them. Things in the sky freak me out. This includes blimps, planes, helicopters, model rockets, kites, birds, flags, and sometimes leaves and branches. Be careful out there, Bongo!
Love and licks,
July 11, 2012 at 10:14 pm
Cupcake, I might have to protect you if you ever visit me on my trails. We have lots of birds and also airplanes and helicopters as we’re not too far from the airport. My person knew a dog that was afraid of hot air balloons, but she says she’s only seen one near my trails once. Those bats stay up pretty high though so they don’t bother me.
July 13, 2012 at 1:36 pm
Bats are kinda neat they eat all kinds of insects and the more insects we get rid of the better. However with all our hair and all their diseases they give us the creeps. We don’t want them coming down to get in our hair or is that a myth!?
July 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm
Lexie and Mica, the bats around here just stay up in the air and never come close to us. It’s kind of fun watching them chase after the insects.
July 14, 2012 at 10:37 am
Yikes! That’s a lot of bats! You are a lot braver than me, Bongo! I’m such a scaredy-cat…I would have ran home lickety-split!
July 14, 2012 at 5:20 pm
Jessica, as long as those bats stay up in the air I don’t mind them.