Sunday, May 13, 2012

She has not seen the pan

This is a passage from an email my mother sent me recently; a story about my grandmother, Libba:
In addition to the four herons who are nesting and raising their babies in her pecan tree, she's had a couple of episodes with bats inside the house.  The first involved a bat that was flying, running into the ceiling, knocking itself out. The second time it did this, she was prepared with a big pan, which she used to cover it.  Now familiar with the bat protocol, she called the police even though it was 11 PM.  Two of them came to the house promptly but with no more than a paper sack.  Borrowing a large vinyl garbage sack from Lib, though, they were able to capture the bat, pan and all and remove it to be tested for rabies.  She has not seen the pan, but the report came back negative for rabies.

2 comments:

Mom said...

Nice that you were thinking about her on Mothers' Day. She and I talked tonight. She shared her observations of the herons--how they share the parenting duties. The driveway has been littered the remains of the frogs that make up part of their diet. And, of course, it's a good idea not to linger under those trees any longer than needed when one is getting into the car. . .

Huw said...

The Flashman books I found hysterical