Monday, October 26, 2015

Fact of the Day: Bat World

Bats are found across most of the world. The only places where they don't live are the polar regions and some deserts. 

22 comments:

Margaret D said...

Don't care for bats. We had bats on our trip in various places, hanging upside down looking at us..

Huggybear said...

And they STINK to the high heavens.
Filthy creatures. Go to a bat cave or a colony but watch out for dropping shit and saliva.
Yuck Yuck Yuck.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Anna-Alina said...

Here we have a lot of them. Espechially around my house in summer's evenings.

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Anna-Alina said...

Here we have a lot of them. Espechially around my house in summer's evenings.

http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

Emmylou said...

Bats kinda freak me out IRL, but I do think they're such fascinating creatures (and I secretly hope they turn into vampires at night....bwahaha)

Pat Hatt said...

Seen a few in our old attic, take cats any day

Debra She Who Seeks said...

And now's their favourite time of year!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Found out a few years ago we even have some here. Never would have thought so until a bat started flying around in the movie theater and freaked everyone the hell out.

Moscow Blogger said...

super photo

The Happy Whisk said...

I love bats.

Christine said...

interesting!

Martha said...

I also love bats.

Anonymous said...

There is a bat cave nearby. We went once, and those bats were everywhere. Scared the crap out of me.

stephen Hayes said...

Flying rats! But I guess they serve a purpose.

Bethany Carson said...

As much as I'm not particularly fond of bats, I won't be moving to one of the poles to avoid them. Frigid weather is scarier than any bat. Our occasionally -33 or -34 F weather here in Iowa is bad enough!

Huggybear said...

Martha.
I can only assume and that rather with great sceptism that the Bats
and flying foxes of Ontario, Canada, bathe in cologne, wear nappies
and suffer acute laryngitis. Or you have lost your sense of smell,
because all bats and flying foxes here in Australia, and in the US states
of Minnesota and Georgia - just to name two US States, and the bats
of all countries in S E Asia, Japan and in Europe - STINK and are
as Stephen Hayes has succinctly reported are: "FLYING RATS'.
B J Hunnicut aka Colin

Linda said...

I love bats. :)

bj said...

I have seen them fly out from under a bridge in Austin, Texas and from the caves at Carlsbad Caverns....it is so cool and super awesome to see so many flying. I've never been close enuf to smell them, I guess.

Huggybear said...

"bj" - advise - DON'T - get up close and friendly. They STINK, STINK and STINK.
Colin

Jax said...

So they don't like the real hot or the real cold?? Lol

Blue Grumpster said...

It's a fact!

Martha said...

That is your view; mine is different. Bats are extremely beneficial. They consume hugs amounts of insects such as mosquitoes and crop damaging insects every night. Many of them feed on nectar and pollen making them important pollinators.