The Batcatcher

 

PHOTO PROMPT – © Adam Ickes

PHOTO PROMPT – © Adam Ickes

Lifetime sighting indeed.  I’m no birder, but was there even such a thing as a Ruby Lipped Batcatcher?  I found myself weighed down by bags of gear walking miles of desolate boardwalks.  If it was such a big deal, where were the other birders?

“There.”  Mark pointed across stagnate pool with his free hand.  He only had his beloved Canon and a tripod sitting on his shoulder like a baseball bat.

Ever the faithful wife, I leaned far out in attempt to spot the elusive query.  My brain didn’t have time to register surprise when the tripod cracked my skull.

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A little turn to the dark side ;)

word count = 100

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38 thoughts on “The Batcatcher

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      No happily aver after for this couple and marital bliss had long since been absent. Hopefully he won’t get away with it. Perhaps a happy ending for my next story ;) Or at least happier.

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            1. trentpmcd Post author

              We’ll see. And I’ve been approving everything that got sent to spam and notice you replied more than once a few times when you didn’t see your comment show up. Oh well, I guess I’ll have twice the number of comments today than I should have had! And, of course, the more I hear from you the better :) So this way I’m hearing from you much more than you are actually talking to me – I can be delusional and think you are chatting more than you are ;)

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              1. Zee

                Hahaha omg !! 😩 Shit ! 😲
                Why is this happening Trent? Whats with ping back and all too…

                Though I would love to comment lot more but spam isn’t good either 😟 I’m so worried now.

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                1. trentpmcd Post author

                  As I said in another comment, I think when you came back and started catching up and commenting on everyone’s blog you passed some threshold and WP though it was spam. What’s funny, is a little after I freed your comments from spam I recieved a bunch of real spam that wasn’t filtered – the spam (6 of them on 1 post) came from Russia but was written in Spanish and tried to get people to click on a link promising free porn videos! (I didn’t click that link, but I did click report spam….)

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                  1. Zee

                    That does makes some sense I guess😔 but but but that still doesn’t explain why i can’t ping back to daily and weekly challenges. This is serious Trent ! I REPEAT, THIS IS SERIOUS !😭😭

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                    1. Zee

                      I did send a note on their public forum. That’s the only “contact” form I could find. I wish their was something else. I really need some answers! I’m stumped

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                    2. trentpmcd Post author

                      I’ll look around, but I’ve never seen anything. If I find something I’ll let you know. I know Jason at Opinionated Man used to argue back and forth with Word Press, but I’m not sure how he did it and I don’t know him to ask.

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                    3. trentpmcd Post author

                      Yes, on his blog. He used to follow dozens of new sites every day and they cut him off. He complained and actually did get a lot of people protesting for him! I became aware of ti through other people. Not sure how he talked to Word Press, but it was mentioned several times about the back and forth they had.

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