I love most of God’s creatures including all manner of creepy crawlies. So when Rowdy alerted me to a special toy in the grass I was happy to save the life of a pretty little snake she had been torturing on a lovely sunny afternoon.
Of course I find helpless little varmints along my walks in our beautiful neighborhood too. The latest was a cute baby bat I found struggling on the hot sidewalk in front of my friend Cindy’s shop in our town square.
I took him home and Jim said I’m not allowed to keep a bat for a pet. He’s such party pooper! I said I thought there might be something wrong with him and I should put him in our chicken coop for a few days to recover from his injuries. No again! Jim said, “Put him in the oak tree and then go WASH YOUR HANDS!”
OK! Fine, you don’t have to tell me twice! 😦
Soon he started crawling to the top of the tree and I realized that there was nothing wrong with him at all. I hope he stays in our tree. I’d love to have a backyard bat! Maybe we could play baseball with him. 🙂
We have a bat house hanging off our tall deck. At dusk I sometimes see them flying around eating tons of pesky insects. I do not look in their dwelling or try to touch them….but then, I wouldn’t touch the snake either. 🙀 👏to you for another two rescues❣
What scares me is where is it’s mommie n is it poison ?
I need a bat house! I’ll try looking for one at the Tractor Supply. I love bats! And very tiny snakes. 🙂
Now, Debbie , you know that a baby snake is just as poisonous as a grown snake, it carries as much venom !
Thanks for lookin’ out for me Regina! I need all the help I can get. 🙂
What a great idea! If we all had bat houses hanging off our decks, maybe the bats would go in there and quit making their homes in our attics! Let me know if you find one at Tractor Supply. And I’m with Jim. You shouldn’t be touching them with your bare hands 😛
Marcie your are not the boss of me!
I love bats! For several years they roosted in the eaves of our roof. Gets too hot for them though. I will buy a bathouse as well.
They were in our attic for a while but Jim blocked the holes. If you find a bat house locally let me know where please. 🙂
Disclaimer: I have a degree in animal science so I know a little bit about what I’m talking about.
As for the snake … good for you for rescuing it. That was just a baby garter snake and was NOT venomous. Even if it had been full grown, it would NOT be venomous.
As for the bat … do not EVER pick up a bat, especially in daylight. They carry rabies. If they are seen in daylight and act sick or injured, it’s probably because they are sick … with rabies.
Bats are wonderful to have at night, but never in daylight. Call animal control.