Last night around 11 pm (this is not a romantic blog!) I was sitting in the hall cutting vegetables for this morning and my husband was doing some office work. We had some good music on and the balcony doors were open. I suddenly saw something flying in my line of vision. It was too dark in colour to be a butterfly and too big for a moth. As the thing flew all over the hall, I covered my ears and shouted. From childhood out of fear that bees will go into the ears, I always cover my ears whenever any insect bigger than a housefly comes near. The thing settled down under the dining table after 2-3 rounds and my husband discovered that it was a bat. I could not make out much as it looked like a small black mass. I was quite shocked that a bat could come into the house as I have always been under the impression that bats go only to ancient, decapitated, smelly places. Though fascinated by the creature I was too scared to go nearby in case it flies on my face! After a few more rounds in our hall, the bat settled under the sofa. My husband brought a vessel from the kitchen and covered the bat with it, teasing me what my reaction will be incase the bat pushes the vessel and tries to come out of it! I finally went to sleep hoping the bat will vanish from under the vessel.
In the morning, I had forgotten the poor bat and my maid while sweeping the hall noticed the vessel. The moment she asked me about the vessel, I again screamed "Bat, Bat". My maid lifted the vessel and held the bat in her hand boldly. I could not resist taking a snap.
Finally my maid dropped him on the plants on the ground floor level and I wished him good bye. I hope we dont meet again, my dear bat!