Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sunday Selection

Sunday Selections # 102

EEEK, a Bat ...
I had the privilege, a few years ago, to meet a gentleman who rescued bats and  traveled around the state educating people on the importance of bats in a community.  Ever get bit by a mosquito?  Buy a Bat House.   We have brown bats in our area and I am oh so happy to see them darting through the yard when the mosquito's are out.  They eat a huge number of mosquito's every night and probably are responsible for keeping the West Nile death rate down in our state (and all over).  I took this picture a long time ago, so I don't remember which kind of fruit bat it is.  But, isn't he handsome?


  1. When we had our sticks and bricks house in the woods we had bats and I encouraged them with bat houses also. I have to admit that any close encounters always chilled me a bit, but only because of the threat of rabies. They are incredible creatures and so misunderstood.

  2. He is very beautiful indeed. I don't know whether the colour of his eye(s) or his shirt front is the most stunning. Thank you.

  3. Bats can be so cute. :) I've never seen an orange one! He is quite handsome!

  4. I have never seen a bat up close and personal. This fellow is quite handsome! I never knew they had orange on them either. This is a great photo!! You have a great night, hugs, Edna B.

  5. Never understood why people get so hysterical about these. True, I've rarely seen any but those I did, I just remained still and was never bothered by them.

    Cute little fellow here.