Haha sky puppies is probably the best nickname for thesE guys
and in my fucking house at 2:00 in the morning….
he was cold and lonely….
He wanted some love…
I prefer flying dogs but sky puppies work too
Bats are awesome. Trust me. I know this. 😉
They shit everywhere
Great for the garden. Not so great for the house.
and I’m terrified of them. Why you ask? That line your parents tell you about they won’t get stuck in your hair? Tell that to my mother, who had to cut a dead one out of my hair at 6 years old…because we got swarmed by them, and I had apparently beat it to death, WHEN IT GOT CAUGHT IN MY HAIR.
I also had a bad experience. When I was 8 one snuck into my room and ended up biting me on my hand. Being young, I freaked out and went to my parents. Eventually my dad shot it with a .22, and we went to the hospital. Turns out, the bat had rabies! So yeah, now I don’t care for bats, regardless of how cute those pictures above were. Rabies shots suck…
That sucks!! Mom went through every square micron of my scalp to see if I’d been bitten or scraped by it. Luckily not. One fell out of the roof of my grandmother’s porch when my father, stepmom and aunt were sitting there, my father said he’d never seen me move so fast. It was like teleportation!
Ouch, good story though. I was out in the woods with my dad, and a black bear with three cubs jumped out from under the tree I passed by. I jumped out of the way and backed away slowly. Luckily, it didn’t charge any further. But he also said he’d never seen me move that fast.
Glad they didn’t charge 🙂 Bears are cute and all….but no thanks. I’ll look at them on tv and in the zoo haha
And then you’ve got flying foxes, they’ve scared the crap out of me a handful of times, and the smaller black flying fox makes a mess of my yard with their shit and food scraps 🙁 plus the little black ones carry a couple of diseases ain’t nobody got time for >__<
Looks like an Okinawa Fruit Bat.
It’s pretty much the same thing if I remember correctly in
What creeps me out about bats is the wings. The texture or something gives me the willies. It’s like a big sheet of foreskin.
I wouldn’t know……
They are also extremely soft…
Naaaah… rats with wings.. nothing cute about it
I adore bats, just from a moderate distance because diseases. A significant number live in my mom’s barn, and they are really helpful since they eat the bugs that like to bite her horses. They’re a bit messy though, so my stepdad is looking into building a proper bat house for them behind his shop.
Reminds me of the giant Okinawa Fruit bats when I was living there. Those bastards scared the hell out of me at first, but when I actually saw one, I realized how gentle and cute they were.
but I don’t like rabies