The boys stood on the dock slapping at their legs as the mosquitoes were biting them. They were wondering how they would be able to continue fishing with all the mosquitoes biting. Then they noticed a swarm of what appeared to be birds flying toward them. “Look out! Here come some birds- right towards us!” yelled Colin as he moved to the side. Chris grabbed the flashlight, pointed it upward, then quickly-turned it off. He said “they’re not birds- they are bats and they are eating the mosquitoes! Stay perfectly still…” Chris whispered as they anxiously watched the bats zoom fast by their legs. Each bat gulped mouthfuls of mosquitoes.
Colin gasped as he felt the wing of one skim along his leg, giving him the goose bumps. Every hair on his body stood up as he watched the bats swarm past him. The bats returned to the trees just as quickly as they flew down. They were full and satisfied. Their stomachs now contained what had appeared to be hundreds of huge mosquitoes. All that was visible now- up high in the towering pines were tiny red dots. Their little creepy eyes were peering down on the boys. Watching, guarding and waiting! “That was unbelievable!” said Chris, as he looked up into the trees. Robin and Colin stood staring up at the glowing red eyes peering down. They were both speechless. Chris motioned them to pick up their poles and begin to fish once again. “Now we can keep on fishing. No more annoying mosquitoes biting us. Thanks to the bats!”