Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bat Tutorial

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kˈrɒptərə/; from the Greek χείρ - cheir, "hand" and πτερόν - pteron, "wing" whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are very long and covered with a thin membrane or patagium. Source: Wikipedia

Earth is populated with plenty of bizarre and astonishing creatures. Here are three from the Bat Family–without the need for resorting to fiction.

Sucker-footed Bat


Red-Winged Fruit Bat


Left-Winged Ding Bat
Hat tip: Nick M.

28 comments:

  1. hahaha i knew there was a hitch somewhere!!! LMAO!!!

    how have you been, sandee?

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those bats are not cute at all

    ReplyDelete
  3. Isn't isn't interesting that both the sucker-footed bat and the red-winged bat are infintely cuter than the left-winged bat! And they probably resent being thrown into the same categaory as her, too! bwahahahaha!

    Big hugs, Sandee xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. the first 2 are beautiful!!!! lol

    ReplyDelete
  5. oh my! i laughed so loud i woke up d#1 and she wanted to know what was so funny so i told her and she laughed so loud too! thanks honey. we sure did need that!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh My tha ding bat sure is an ugly one. The other two are not pretty either though. Ding bat takes first place in bat world.
    Too funny Sandee. Thanks for the great laugh.
    Have a super day.

    ReplyDelete
  7. hahahaha....super! have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. lol, i did not see that coming.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I actually saw the left winged ding bat fly into a telephone pole once. I thought I killed it, but apparently not...dammit! I hate when I miss.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You better watch your head when you go outside this evening. I think you just pissed off the entire bat population!

    ReplyDelete
  11. lmao... didn't see that coming!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I think that the third is the scariest of them all :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oyoyoyoyoy! That's a really bad picture of a ding bat :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. bats.... am afraid f thm

    ReplyDelete
  15. Ew.... don't like, husband is paranoid about these things and my puppy thinks they are toys... gross.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Wahhh ha ha ha ha ha!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love bats!! all but the last one anyway!

    ReplyDelete
  18. hahahahaha
    Don't you just love being Republican?
    Batface Dems are so ugly!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gee, I was gonna say something about the first one being downright creepy and then when I saw that third one, I got so freaked out I forgot what I was going to say for a minute there!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Having a pool in the backyard gives you a unique perspective of those damn things. Ugh!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Keep the first two, but swat that last one! Bwwwaaahhhhhhhhh

    Big hugs...

    ReplyDelete
  22. You know I love this one! (( falls of chair ))

    heheheee

    ReplyDelete
  23. the last bat is the ugliest of all. LOL hahahaa

    ReplyDelete
  24. .... who is that?

    hee heee heeeeeee

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogosphere. All comments are very much appreciated.

♥♥♥Have a terrific day.♥♥♥