Batman and the Banana Thief #FlavoursomeTuesdays

This may sound like a story from #Ripley’s Believe it or not but I assure you, it’s true.

Many years ago Batman came to our house .

Well not exactly Batman as in Bruce Wayne ….. but as Batman the Bat who lives on the Tree.

Yes , believe it or not , but this is a true story.

It all happened one morning when we found one banana missing .

“Who ate a banana? ” thundered FIL who zealously guards the bananas as he once did the Indian border.

“Banana? In the night? ” countered me .

“I only ate ONE banana yesterday,” whimpered Anna Shetty who shared her grandpa’s passion for bananas

“I can’t STAND them,” muttered Daughter No. 1 with disdain.

“Then where is the banana?”

“Oh just forget it, ” said MIL the family peacemaker , ” Why don’t you eat another one ? There still are five aren’t they? ”

Totally unconvinced, he did eat another banana but wondered who had eaten the missing banana.

The next day, we found another banana missing . And this went on for a week. With each missing banana our curiosity increased. Who was our nocturnal banana thief?

One morning , we discovered some droppings near the dining table and that gave us a clue .

It wasn’t any of us eating bananas at night but obviously some creature who came in, ate and left . Only , this time round, he was foolish enough to drop a clue.

The next night we happened to catch him in the act – it was a BAT!

That was our banana thief !

Funnily enough, once we discovered the identity, the bat stopped coming to our house.

Was he/she just playing a game with us and then moved on to the next house when he was found out ?

I wonder.

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Do you have a foodie story to share ? Do join Shilpa and me every Tuesday and hashtag your post #FlavoursomeTuesdays.

Looking forward to to seeing more of you at our table this year .


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Author: Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!


  1. How interesting and so fun! We once had a cat that haunted our house. I hunted high and low for it but gave up until I sat down for dinner. There she was on my seat and I almost sat down on her – Yikes! A near heart attack – both for the cat and me 😀

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