This little fellow was found in the wood stove during a period when it wasn't in use. No, he's not resting, nor is he stunned. And he certainly isn't pining for the fjords. This is an ex-bat.
Many people dislike our flying furry friends, but I love watching them glide out at dusk from under the shingles and do their loopy dances in the sky. Plus they get the bugs before the bugs get me. Check out those dainty wing nails and adorable tootsies!
In appearance, this bat looks like he may have perished a couple of days ago, maybe a week or so at the most. Here's where our story takes another odd turn - he was found more than a decade ago! I'm amazed that he looks so fresh!