Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Fact of the Day: Bat Mouse

In many languages, the word for bat is often related to their word for mouse. Some of the words mean "winged mouse", "bald mouse", "leather mouse", "old mouse", and "blind mouse" in English. 

12 comments:

Margaret D said...

Awful things are bats.

DEZMOND said...

yep, in my language too! It's shishmish :)

baili said...

i don't like bats ,you revealed an interesting fact though they look like a mouse somewhere

Pat Hatt said...

Well they sure can resemble a mouse with their head sometimes

A Beer for the Shower said...

Blind Mouse Man just doesn't quite have the same appeal, though.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Not very complimentary to mice, I must say.

Mary Kirkland said...

Mice and bats are both cute though.

Martha said...

That is quite interesting

happyone said...

Didn't know that.
Bats are good for eating up those insects we don't like. : )

stephen Hayes said...

I think of bats as flying rats, but they do eat lots of buggy pests.

Christine said...

Interesting and I love that photo.

Huggybear said...

The curse of the orchardists and the flying "rats/foxes or bats" have the smelliest resting colonies on the planet.
A foul, putrid stench. Yuck.
Colin