Rob in Memphis says
29 October 2012 at 9:40 pm
Yay, fruit bats! I’ve been fascinated by bats of all kinds ever since I was a little kid (and I’m in my mid-40s now).
29 October 2012 at 9:48 pm
Awwww….spectacled flying foxes. Look at those cheeky little faces. *composes self* Yes. Nice photo. Jolly good. Carry on.
Alethea H. "Crocoduck" Dundee says
29 October 2012 at 10:24 pm
I’m torn between “Teh CYoot!!” and “There’s good eatin’ on those thar critters.”
Glen Davidson says
29 October 2012 at 11:09 pm
Since they’re not vampire bats, let’s hope they’re at least rabid.
Of course rabid fruit bats probably just savagely bite fruit, so even that might not be in the Halloween spirit.
30 October 2012 at 12:15 am
All Theria look alike to me.
chigau (棒や石) says
30 October 2012 at 12:32 am
Christopher Moore knows about fruit bats.
Especially the ones who talk.
Crudely Wrott says
30 October 2012 at 1:56 am
It would be so cool if these critters could pick up on the game of fetch.
Just imagine throwing something like a shuttlecock or a paper airplane and having it returned by wing to your shoulder.
If I ever get the opportunity, I’m a’gonna try.
30 October 2012 at 2:08 am
Falconry with mammals.
I am so in.
30 October 2012 at 4:40 am
30 October 2012 at 6:44 am
Gvlgeologist, FCD says
30 October 2012 at 9:53 am
I know some readers are here in Florida, and if you’re near Gainesville, you might want to check out the Lubee Foundation (http://www.batconservancy.org/), which is a private group just north of the town. It’s not open to the public most of the time, but it has an open house around Halloween (was this past Saturday, unfortunately) where you can see many large and small bats. Seeing these 6′ wingspan bats flying around is a real treat!
Rawnaeris, FREEZE PEACHES says
30 October 2012 at 3:31 pm
I love flying foxes. Were it practical to keep one as a pet, I totally would.
30 October 2012 at 10:12 pm
I never know which one is Eric.