October 16th, 2001

battyden

Zak Update

I checked Zak's bag this morning and it was empty. There is no sign of him expet for a pile of droppings and small yellow spots staining the cloth.

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My fellow rescuer Robin told me this morning about a bat rescue he did yesterday because I was unavailable. When he arrived the lady asked "Are you the bat man?"

"No, I'm Robin," said Robin.


I laughed.
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battyden

Hubbo lubbub weeeed

I took a quick wander around the back of the office shed this afternoon, looking at the weeds and wondering if I should hit them with something horribly poisonous and not terribly environmentally friendly, when I spotted a flash of color waving amongst the dock.

A poppy! It stands about a metre tall, and has petals of a very pale purple colour with dark purple centres. I noticed the calixes of the unopened flowers were covered in a thick wirey hair, unlike the soft down I remember on my grandfather's poppies. One of the flowers had lost its petals leaving behind a fat, teardrop-shaped seed case with a- um- flat cap.

um.

sort of like an opium poppy's

um.

No. Exactly like an opium poppy.

oh dear. I wonder how that got there.

I'll have to ask the police about previous tenents.

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    Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
battyden

The Animal In You

According to this I am either a bat or a porculine. Guess which one I prefer? 8)

I have to take them to task with their description. Bats have mastered the art of smooth, controlled flight. And they have excellent eyesight.

It's Me what wears glasses.
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    Take Me To The River - Talking Heads