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Oct 29 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Almost Halloween!

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  1. 1
    Rob in Memphis

    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).

  2. 2
    desertfroglet

    Awwww….spectacled flying foxes. Look at those cheeky little faces. *composes self* Yes. Nice photo. Jolly good. Carry on.

  3. 3
    Alethea Kuiper-Belt

    I’m torn between “Teh CYoot!!” and “There’s good eatin’ on those thar critters.”

  4. 4
    Glen Davidson

    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.

    Glen Davidson

  5. 5
    gallussapien

    All Theria look alike to me.

  6. 6
    chigau (違う)

    Christopher Moore knows about fruit bats.
    Especially the ones who talk.

  7. 7
    Crudely Wrott

    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.

  8. 8
    chigau (違う)

    Crudely Wrott
    Falconry with mammals.
    I am so in.

  9. 9
    Tigger_the_Wing, Back home =^_^=

    Ditto!

    Bats!!!

  10. 10
    cgilder

    Stellaluna!!

  11. 11
    Gvlgeologist, FCD

    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!

  12. 12
    Rawnaeris, Lulu Cthulhu

    I love flying foxes. Were it practical to keep one as a pet, I totally would.

  13. 13
    Glen Davidson

    I never know which one is Eric.

    Glen Davidson

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