Saturday, 19 September 2009

Camera Critters: Bat




This poor unfortunate and I think its a Pipistrelle Bat, died after hitting our window at the old house and by the looks of things also got his wing chewed by one of our cats.

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13 Feedback Comments:

AL said...

Don't hold that! It might bite? Do they? I am scared of bats, we have lots of it nesting in the trees, they say it's fruit bats...oh whatever! Thanks for the visit Jane!

AL

Snap said...

I love watching the bats at the zoo -- especially the ones in the children's section. They have bat feedings ... some love fruit. So sorry this little one died. They take care of so many insects.

Jane said...

Your welcome AL, not sure if they do nip you but since the one in this photo isn't alive I don't think it will do any more-I should imagine the ones in your trees are likely to be Fruit Bats aka Flying Foxes are they Apple trees? I suspect lots are scared of them.

Jane said...

@ Snap, yes it is shame that it died such a lovely creature, I don't know what bats eat besides the fruit ones, seeds probably and perhaps insects-they're endangered species though.

Joy said...

Sad that it lost its life but it does give me the shivers, unfortunately.

Carletta said...

At our old home we had bats that would fly around our pool in the late evening and even dive at the water.
I couldn't have picked this one up to look at. :)
It's sad it died but such is nature's way.
Thanks for sharing and for your visit!

Jane said...

Your welcome Carletta:)

eileeninmd said...

Sorry, the bat didn't live. They serve a purpose but I am just not sure what it is. I see them flying around my yard early in the morning and later in the evenings.

Jedediah said...

Aaww, poor little guy.
Most bats feed on insects and some species even catch fish and they can take spiders out of their nets without breaking their net. There are big bat colonies that eat a few tons of insects every night...

They can bite and it's possible for them to have rabies, so it's best to use thick gloves when touching a live one (I once caught and released one with a colander and a piece of thick paper, like oyu would catch a spider with a göass).

Dimple said...

Too bad about the bat. I'm surprised it hit your window, since they navigate by echolocation. I once watched a bat fly through the branches of a thick forest, and it didn't hit anything. Possibly it was sick and couldn't hear properly.

magiceye said...

sad that it hit your window. maybe its sonar navigation had not developed fully

Jane said...

Hmm possibly, fortunately Rabies was irradicated in this country so it won't have that, I should imagine that Bat's are important to our ecology just like Bees are too.

Jennifer Brindley said...

Holy crap! Though bats are really creepy, this is still somehow profoundly sad.

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