Mudcat Café message #3995143 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #166090   Message #3995143
Posted By: keberoxu
03-Jun-19 - 03:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: the roadkill thread
Subject: RE: BS: the roadkill thread
I never meant to run over the fruitbats.
But run over them, I did.

It was at the national wildlife refuge called , I think,
Bosque del Apache,
south of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Instead of the traditional dawn visit,
I went one day at dusk.
And of course the fruitbats were just waking up, and hungry.
There was my auto kicking up dust on
the access road through the refuge, and
the fruitbats were not ON the road but
in front of my car, hovering above the road.

In order to leave the refuge/preserve,
one has to take the same road out
that one came in.
So I duly retraced my 'steps'
and drove my auto in the other direction
down the same stretch of road.

And there they were.
No longer hovering above the road,
but on the road, unmoving.
And their membraned bat-wings
stuck up and out every which way, into the air,
like so many shredded inside-out umbrellas.