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    One of the most memorable sights I’ve seen while traveling was watching the bats leave for their night feeding at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. My guide book states that hundreds of thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats exit the cavern each evening.

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    Lurking! Bat babies are so darn cute

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    Yes, ferretgirl, baby bats are really cute. Here are some that I drew for Vicki Z's Vampire Swap:

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    When I was doing my bat study in college, I started with three Big Brown Bats (Eptesicus fuscus) which I obtained from a professor studying bat thermoregulation. He had received them from a farmer, but they weren't the species he was studying, so I got them. Two of the bats died early on, and I was afraid that my bat study was doomed. Then one night the third bat was screaming up a storm in the cage in my apartment. When I picked her up I thought that I had torn off a wing. But no, she had given birth to two baby bats! The babies were so tiny. When they nursed, the mother hung, head down, in the cage and wrapped her wings around the babies. The babies had their backs to the mother and nursed over their heads.

    Another interesting thing that I learned was that if I gently pressed my finger on the heads of the babies, they would align themselves the length of my finger.

    The mother and two babies were the bats I ended up with in California after college.

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    Such an AWESOME story!

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    I flippin' LOVE bats, ever since seeing them at Carlsbad when I was 7 like jo.on.the.go mentioned. They're like flying, pug-nosed hamsters! OK, I know that's not any kind of accurate, but may I please join anyway?

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    Glad to have another bat-lover here beaksalot

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    I would love to join, please!
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    You are added mrubyjean. Thanks for joining.

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    Here's a bat for you. Hoary Bat in Pinyon Pine

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    Oh, please sign me up. It's about time for the bat tours over in my neck of the woods. One day, my friend and I saw all of the bats come out from under the bridge. They formed a ribbon in the sky. It was so cool. I had a close encounter another time with a bat when I was camping. It was resting flat against one of the buildings.

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    All signed up TrinaLD

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    It is too bad that the Chiroptera doesn't appeal to more people!
    In addition to eating TONS (literally) of mosquitoes and other bug pests, the bat is the only mammal that can FLY.
    "Chiro" comes from the Greek work for "hand", and "ptera" comes from a word that means "wings".
    Therefore "Chiroptera" is the scientific name for bat, and also tells us that a bat's hands are used as wings.
    It would be nice to be able to fly with one's fingers.


    And bats are important polinators.
    Over 300 species of fruit depend on bats for pollination.
    I would miss bananas on my breakfast cereal.

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    Love bats! Lurking for now but hope to come back.
    To make trading easier, I have included a link to all of my AVAILABLE cards below.
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    I just came in from milking goats, chasing deer out of the garden, picking tomatoes, pulling carrots, harvesting broccoli, and feeding all the scraps to "Piggy"

    The pig says she has an issue with my "The Bat is the ONLY mammal that can FLY" comment

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    I'd like to join, please

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    Luckycat479 welcome to the batty group!

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    I adore bats (I live in the Austin area, home to the largest urban bat colonies in the US)! May I play?

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    You have been added theweavershand

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    LURKING
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