Monday, September 28, 2009

There is one less deranged bird in the world but please don't call me Ozzy

bat

This morning, at the track, I noticed what appeared to be a bat flying around one of the light posts because I usually go running before the butt crack of dawn.  I like bats as long as they stay the hell away from me because they eat bugs.  If there is one thing you need to know about the south, it is that we have bugs.  Lots of bugs.  Anything that eats bugs is cool in my book as long as that said thing stays away from me.

Suddenly, the stupid bat swooped at my head.  Oddly, I had just been thinking about what I’d do if the bat tried to attack me – so I was prepared.  I grabbed the bat and flung it to the ground.

Only it wasn’t a bat.  It was a bird.  Apparently a deranged bird.

I guess we could say he isn’t having a dead bird good Monday.

Hope your Monday is better.

28 comments:

Chrissy said...

This is why I'm not a runner. Or a bird, thank God.

Gaston Studio said...

LMAO Beth! You got me on this one! I'm a bird lover, but I just burst out laughing when I read the "punch line" as it caught me so off guard... presumably,just like the bird caught you!
Oh my!

Midwest Mommy said...

This just proves to be another excuse for me not running. I may end up killing a bird, lol

Creepy said...

Birds freak me out almost as much as bats. Ick. Good job taking the bugger down.

only a movie said...

Birds freak me out. I have the shivers just reading your account.

Oh My Goddess said...

What are the odds?
PS
Pretty good skills, catching a bird bare handed!

Brian Miller said...

oh wow. thanks for the giggles this morning. got attacked by a bird on my way to work on day...will have to write about that one some time. wonder if i could convince the bats to eat the stink bugs that are invading our neck of the woods.

Christine Gram said...

Those are some very good pre-butt crack reflexes you have!

Jan said...

You're a better woman than me. I'd have just screamed bloody murder and jumped up and down.

'Cause I'm all masculine like that.

Kristina P. said...

Holy crap!

rxBambi said...

Too funny! I can't believe that bird charged you. Kinda feel sorry for the bird tho...

Michel said...

Geez dude! Although, Darsden will likely freak out because she's a bird-lover - you should know that I will stand by you. Everybody knows that birds are smelly, no good, flying rodents. They'd kill you if they could.

You did the right thing.

A Mom on Spin said...

Well that bird had it coming to him . . .acting like a bat and all . . .

otin said...

I never pictured you as the type of a person who would flip the bird! hahaha

DK @ Knucklehead! said...

DAMN YOU, OTIN, YOU BEAT ME TO THAT PUNCH LINE!!!

Anyway, Beth, good for you for kicking the presumed-bat's ass. Sure, it turned out to be a sparrow or something, but you didn't know that when you engaged it in battle.

You rock.

Jules said...

So you killed the special ed bird????? That's totally wrong of you....

TechnoBabe said...

One day hubby and I were riding our bikes on the bike trails and a bird proceeded to zoom and attack hubby's head, hubby kept riding and swung his baseball cap at the bird, and the bird continued like it was trying to get his attention. That bird only wanted hubby. Didn't bother anyone else. I was laughing so hard I could hardly peddle and some onlookers were laughing and watching too.

Fragrant Liar said...

You took down a bird? Holy crap! Was it the Bluebird of Happiness? Because if so, you're screwed.

Kulio said...

YOU ROCK!!!

Lightning-quick reflexes!

I mean,
poor bird,
but isn't there any part of that
that thrills you with its...
sheer power???

wow!

A Free Man said...

I'm with you. Anything that eats bugs is a friend of mine. I include spiders in that group, though I guess one could argue they were bugs as well.

lakeviewer said...

You have to be prepared, I say. That bird had no business attacking you; should have read your memo about keeping all his hands-wings to himself/itself,and not to bother anybody. You're the ruler-maker after all.

K13 said...

Just when we thought running was hard enough, now you have to dodge birds as well. That's just wrong.

dana said...

I am assuming that at this stage in your exercise, your hair was dripping with sweat and looking like a worm farm?

Yolanda said...

I can identify with this too. One of the girls I work with was attacked while walking on MT. Hood by a bat.

sherri said...

eff a damn bat bird. and running. totally unrelated, but the weather channel incidental music is something akin to motorhead meets sabbath right now and I cannot quit chuckling. ozzy.

Wendi said...

Ah! You are a brave, brave person. And I love bats, too. Anything that eats mosquitoes is a hero.

Hit 40 said...

Ahhh.... I bet you felt awful for the bird. I hate it when something like this happens. I do not have it in me to end their misery with a shovel.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh i am scared of birds so i'm really glad you got the little bugger!!! i like bats better than birds, birds peck out your eyes!

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