Urban wildlife

Urban wildlife

As a nature photographer, I love living in a city like Anchorage. On any day of the week, you can be driving, biking, or walking along and easily encounter anything from fox to moose and, especially these days it seems, bear. But you always expect those encounters to be OUTSIDE the house. Late one night I heard a commotion — no, it did not involve a fat man and reindeer — and got up at around 4:00 a.m. to find the cats running around in the living room. All four of them. I clicked on the light to see what the fuss was about, and saw a bat flying laps in the room.

Of course, my first thought was to wake up my fiance, Michelle, who I knew would appreciate it because we have talked about building a bat house on our property. Through our research, we felt we had good habitat for bats, and who can beat an animal that eats 5,000 mosquitoes a day. When Michelle came out, the bat had already tucked away in between the book shelves and the wall. Unfortunately, he was gone in the morning, but now we know that we have a great location for bats.

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  1. Carl Johnson Photography - Blog Says:

    […] from my previous posts that we get all kinds of wild birds in our yard, along with moose, voles and bats.  (Be on the lookout this year for a “bat cam” to be added to my web site after we […]

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