Thursday, December 24, 2009

What the Heck?

Okay. Remember the other day when I said the "truth is stranger than fiction and I believe it" statement? Uh huh. I remember it too.

So this one is going to blow your mind. Well, it blew mine.

It's Christmas eve and I get home from my usual work day. Finally I get to my emails and there's a message from my Dad. The subject: What Ever Happened???

I open the email and read.... then I sit back? What the heck? I went outside to confirm. Yep, Dad was right.

He'd been to my house earlier in the day to drop something off and noticed something not quite right. Something was missing.

If you look at the photo above you'll see on the left is a black metal pole. At the top of the pole is a wooden bat house. It's been there for about six or seven years. The pole sits inside the hollow part of an old lamp post - about 4 feet of which is still there.

The email was asking where my bat house and pole had gone, including the lamp post because they were no longer there.

I went outside and checked. Stolen? Whatever for and why? Prank? Seems like a lot of work for a prank.

The lamp post has been cut off at the ground. None of the parts appear to be around. Dad says people are stealing steel right now all over the city. Really?

That's just weird although I'd prefer to think someone valued my bat house and pole rather than just vandals running off with it.

We know it was there 3 weeks ago so this 'crime' is recent. I have to wait for daylight now to look at little closer.

Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.


LaurieM said...

It's too bad for the bats, but if someone is so desperate for income that they'd steal your pole... well I hope things turn around for them soon.

Kat said...

Very strange. People sure are desperate.

─░lhami Uyar said...

I wish happy ,healty years you and all family members,best wishes.

Jan Mader said...

Truth IS stranger than fiction. I do believe that's worse than someone stealing my birthday cake!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I can't tell you how much I've enjoyed blogging with you this year!

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. What I think is sad is that some people resort to crime as a final option. To me a final option would be to ring the doorbell and ask if there was some work I could do for pay. Then I would have said something like, "I've got 4 steel pole in the back yard I don't want, can you drag them away for me cause I've been wanting to get rid of them?"

thecrazysheeplady said...

Very strange. Hope it wasn't someone that didn't want "disease ridden" bats in the neighborhood. I have a friend who's having to fight to keep her bat house. Sigh.

melanie said...

wow. I don't know if that's just weird or really, really sad.