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A baby fruit bat

  1. Dec 12, 2011 #1

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    Just a cute video of a baby bat:
     
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    :!!) so adorable!
     
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    It's going to grow up thinking it's human!
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 #4

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    Awwwww! Sweet!
     
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    Rock a bye fruit bat... very cool rescue and video.

    Correct me if I am wrong, but isn't Evo's dog named Fruit Bat as well ?

    Rhody... :cool: :approve:
     
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    But maybe it will become a productive member of society.
     
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    I think it's more of a nickname. :)
     
  9. Dec 12, 2011 #8

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    Around here, we have Little Brown Bats, and they are as cute as all get-out! I have put up bat-houses to encourage them to nest here, but they find their own way to shelter, and have never used the bat-houses. Still, they are quite common and very welcome. I can't bring myself to use any kind of chemical insecticides, so flying bug-eaters are major assets. Common Yellow-Throats are also favorites. They will patrol the tomato plants, pepper plants, etc, to get deep under the foliage and pick out all the bugs. They don't want man-made houses either, but they are very dedicated insectivores, and I love to see them around.
     
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    They're wonderful little things and so important for insect control.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2011 #12

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    Bats are so cute! I love them for what they do for insect-control, but they are still so cute! I wish that I could make them bat-houses that they would like and would use. I've followed guidelines from naturalists, etc, to build them shelters, but they don't use them. They prefer to find their own shelter using the eaves of my log house, the garage, etc. I can't complain, because they are plentiful, and they can eat a LOT of bugs.
     
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    He rocks.
     
  16. Dec 13, 2011 #15
    Three hours ago I watched 2 fruit bats flying around a big tree in my backyard looking for a place to hang from at dusk. We call them Flying Foxes and they are pretty cute.

    But it is not a good idea to keep horses where they are if you live in Australia (let alone 100Klms from Hendra).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henipavirus
    The virus spread map is interesting.
     
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    Guess I'm not going to adopt any stray bats.
     
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    I came here expecting to see a picture of evo's dog...

    But that youtube video is cute :redface:
     
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