Lay Lines by Carol Lay for October 25, 2021

  1. 20141112 192913
    Aladar30 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Bats scare me. A lot. They look at you.

     •  Reply
  2. Donna
    stillfickled Premium Member 8 months ago

    Bats do not have cute faces!

     •  Reply
  3. Missing large
    moonfrogger  8 months ago

    I bet she wouldn’t order the kulgogi either.

     •  Reply
  4. Scribble can
    Three Steps Over Japan  8 months ago

    Bats are amazing creatures. The Austin, TX, river bridge was a great place to watch them.

     •  Reply
  5. Missing large
    LOLBeth  8 months ago

    Bats have the CUTEST faces.

     •  Reply
  6. Anarcho syndicalismvnnb   copy
    gigagrouch  8 months ago

    i worked along the Lake Michigan lakefront. Every year about this time, large flocks of migrating bats could be seen clinging to the sides of our buildings, sleeping during the day.

    One of the perks of the job was seeing all the migrating birds and bats passing along the lakefront in the fall and spring.

     •  Reply
  7. Erroll for ror
    celeconecca Premium Member 8 months ago

    Almost 60 years ago, our elderly neighbor across the street called my dad and shrieked there was a bat in her house. Dad went over and chased the critter out of the house with a tennis racket Mrs. Balthaser pulled from her umbrella stand. I would had loved to see that, but the resulting reenactment in our kitchen was memorable!

     •  Reply
  8. Death from above reduced size
    donwestonmysteries  8 months ago

    Bats are like spiders on the floor. You never know which way they will go.

     •  Reply
  9. Reading cat
    morningglory61 Premium Member 8 months ago

    Good for you Carol. I like bats too.

     •  Reply
  10. Froggy with cat ears
    willie_mctell  8 months ago

    Bats are absolutely wonderful. Extra credit for mentioning the cute faces.

     •  Reply
  11. Photo
    GaryCooper  8 months ago

    Bats live in the palm tree outside my house. My next-door neighbor is terrified of them, but I like the fact that they spend all night eating mosquitoes and other flying insects.

     •  Reply
  12. Missing large
    elizabethvshaffer  8 months ago

    Bats are adorable! I wish I had fruit bats where I live, but I always say hi to the little bats that chitter around my yard.

     •  Reply
  13. Fox spirit animal 3
    eddi_tbh  8 months ago

    I’ll have the fruit salad to honor their memory.

     •  Reply
  14. H
    cherns Premium Member 8 months ago

    I’ve remembered this column—a meditation on masculinity and responsibility—since I first read it when it was first published:

     •  Reply
  15. Missing large
    zoigal  8 months ago

    When my Aunt lived in a high rise in Baltimore, she was delighted by bats hanging out side her window!

     •  Reply
  16. Fb img 1643501990643
    Gordette  8 months ago

    My family lived in Ohio when I was growing up and we lived close to the American Legion Hall. We were thrilled to see the bats, dozens of them, flying round and round in big circles above the flat roof of the building, feasting on the moths drawn to the light posts around it.

     •  Reply
  17. Catinnabag2 50pct
    Màiri  8 months ago

    I just wish that fewer species were rabies vectors :-(

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment