Sunday, 23 September 2012
There are thousands of bats, but no one bats a thousand…...Charlie
Around this incredible guano ball we call earth, are about 1,240 species of a mammal belonging to the Chiroptera order. This creature is the mysterious bat! Bats account for nearly 25% of all identified mammals world wide. Most bats are insectivores, nearly 75%. Then there’s 14% which are fruit eaters, 5% aquatic feeders, 4% parasitic blood suckers and the final 2% represent the rare Transylvanian neck biters.
Below, I have listed one type from several different species. Beautiful in their creation and strange and most bewildering in their uniqueness.
Virginia Big Eared Bat
Tube Nose Fruit Bat
Jamaican Bat (blood sucker)
Left Wing Ding Bat (blood sucker)
Beloved friends, let me state for the record, that I rarely post anything of a political nature as it’s like shaking the fruit trees around here and no telling what will fall out. Please accept the humor of this post…..or maybe just double up on the Xanax and Valium.