Fruit Bats

April 18, 2006 at 1:41 am (Australia, Quick News)


Fruit Bat

Originally uploaded by MikeWilcox.

One afternoon, we saw this fruit bat land in the tree outside the apartment. He was pretty busy scouring it for things to eat. And he wasn't small.

Later that evening, as we walked into town, we discovered he was part of an invasion… there were loads in the trees, squawking away, and frequently taking flight.

These weren't the cute, small, almost silent bats that I've watched around the canals in the UK. They're huge… and have a terrifying wingspan when you catch them against the darkening sky. Think Dracula…

Ann didn't say anything, so I'm sure she wasn't impressed.. but Sam was.

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