Sometimes on Labor Day, we labor! Yesterday morning before it warmed up, we thought we'd get the shutters down off the front of the house for a new coat of paint. Four screws each to take them down, break out the power drill and Get 'Er Done... before the wasps that live behind the shutters get their blood warm and flowing and decide we're worthy of a quick ZAP!!
So Bill dons the long sweat pants & long sleeve T-shirt to minimize available skin for wasp contact, has a can of wasp spray at the ready and away we go. One by one, the shutters come down, plenty of wasp nests on the backs, mostly inactive, and the few that aren't... well fortunately the wasps are still cold and sluggish... so a few squirts of wasp foam and no more hazard from them. R.I.P. wasps!
Bill gets to the next to last shutter, gets off the last screw and goes to lower the shutter down to the ground. Flips it over, and what the heck is that clinging to the top??
It's alive, but apparently able to sleep soundly... four screws undone with the resulting vibrations, jostled around while moving the shutter... and the bat stayed put! You just never know what you'll find! We occasionally see bats flying in the twilight sky above our home, but this is the first time we've found one up close and personal!
We left the shutter up against far side of the house with his side protected from the sun, we expect he'll go on his merry way and find a new home now that we've disrupted his shutter shelter!
Life is full of surprises!
Liz and Bill
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