Murciélagos! (video added)

To improve my fluency, my XYL and I have “Spanish Wednesdays”. No English spoken on that day.

Yesterday was Sunday and when I heard her returning from walking the dog in the backyard last evening suddenly exclaiming “Murciélagos!” I didn’t know whether to open my Spanish-English dictionary or get her a calendar.

A look out the window was all the translation I needed – Bats!

Evidently they thought our home would make a cozy home for their sizeable family as well. Au contraire.

What I thought might be 3 or 4 bats turned out to be 14, living in our door jamb.

Video below:




  5 comments for “Murciélagos! (video added)

  1. July 26, 2011 at 1:50 am

    You’d be in trouble if you did that here.

  2. July 26, 2011 at 5:24 am

    WOW…..never really seen bats before but I have heard that if not looked after as soon as discovered they can cause lots of damage. I hope all are gone and never to return. For that many bats I wonder how long they had been there for?

  3. July 26, 2011 at 6:07 am

    These are migratory and will be gone in October (for Mexico). This is the back door of our house – the one we use most for walking the dog and accessing the garage…we knew about the bats as soon as they arrived and had to use caution lest one accidently fly into the house whenever we opened the door during dark hours.

    I understand the protected status of bats (and agree with it) but Texas sees fit to allow homeowners to assert ownership, particularly when the bats hinder egress to or from one’s home:

  4. LA8AW - Odd-Egil
    July 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Aha… so that is where the name come from.

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