Sunday, March 04, 2007
Bats Belong in the Belfry
My Sunday afternoon was spent visiting the impossibly beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
While it was lovely to walk around I was startled by the presence of bats in the trees.
I heard the racket they were making and wondered what kind of bird was making that noise. Looking up I realized it wasn't coming from birds at all and I was standing right underneath some of them. Creepy!
The bats seemed to strike some sort of primordial fear in me. Whenever one of them would fly I would automatically cringe and shudder. While I was photographing some of them in a tree a butterfly flew about two inches from my face and I nearly jumped out of my skin.
The Sydneysiders seem used to them. They walk right by and don't even care the trees are filled with bats!