Do you remember Marlin Perkins? He was the host of that great old wildlife program Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Back in the day, he was "animal planet" before "Animal Planet" was cool. Long before. Well, here lately I've begun to think ol' Marlin's ghost haunts the WBKR studios. And that's thanks in large part to the increasing number of creatures that are populating our grounds. The latest addition? How about a bat living under our carport? Yep, a bat! It was just last week that I discovered a black widow near the back door, and now we have a flying creature of the night near the front door. We're trapped! Well, not really, but I believe we will all be exiting and entering the building with a bit more caution from this point forward. You know, the bat and the widow (sounds like a great movie title) aren't WBKR's first visitors from the animal world. We have a family of rabbits scampering all over the place. They're more than welcome. Hey as long as rabbits aren't pushing 7 feet tall, I'm good to go. And just the other day, Roxianne the Receptionist did a little rumba in the front yard dodging a hornet. So, maybe, we should all just get used to it.

Here's a nearly unrelated side thought: the phrase "the bat and the widow" has reminded me that there was an episode of the old Batman comedy series from the 60s in which the Black Widow was the villain. I guess we have our own Batman episode brewing right here in the nooks and crannies of WBKR. If I come in tomorrow and find a PENGUIN, I suppose I shouldn't be too surprised.