In the hope that this puts an end to the bat debate…

A message to Val and Kerri and all those others who can’t stand the bats:

This is what I’m talking about when I refer to bats. Fruit bats. Flying foxes. They’re one and the same (to me). Yes, I have seen them in the Botanic Gardens in Sydney. And I saw them in Charters Towers last week and I see them electrocuted on the power lines all the time here in Townsville and I can even hear a couple fighting with each other in the trees outside my window right now. It is, after all, 3am. What am I doing blogging at 3am??? I have the day off tomorrow. But I digress. I know the bats can be destructive, and I know they can crap everywhere. But come on. Look at these faces and just dare to tell me that they’re not cute!!

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8 thoughts on “In the hope that this puts an end to the bat debate…

  1. They’re so cute and I love them because they catch & eat mosquitos. We have some in our back yard, but they cause us no trouble. Of course our bats are probably not fruit bats…there are so many varieties…and our fruit is not bothered by our bats.

  2. I do not take a dare lightly.

    They are NOT cute.

    We have had some carring rabbies in the metro area & have lost 2 kids to it.

    They are nasty little ugly rodents with wings.

    But otherwise sending you a Happy weekend & peacefull sleep.

  3. A final plea…

    And thanks to Sandy for being at least one person who agrees with me. These guys are fructivores – they eat only nectar and fruit (and did you know that flying foxes and humans are the only two mammals that cannot create their own vitamin C? Anyway…). And they are not rabid – rabies is not in Australia.

    The regular bats that live in caves and look mean – they I can agree are ugly. But I still stand by the fact that these are really, really, really cute.

    Power to the flying foxes!!

  4. Ummmm ok, if you say so! lol We don’t have those kinds of bats around here, only the yucky cave dwellers that do carry rabies and such. We don’t really see them around though, and they’ve never been a problem here. I’m just looking at their little faces again….ok, they are cute!!! 🙂

  5. Not cute, not in the least! Well, OK, a little, but messy pests nevertheless.
    As I said before (I think) our bats are little do-gooders…they eat thousands of mosquitoes…those things that are biting me as we speak….and things that eat mossies are good. But they’re still ugly 🙂 Our bats are only about the size of a sparrow and they’re all black. I think their sonar ability is neat.

  6. OK, I confess I like bats, though they used to scare the bejeebers ot of me when I was a kid lying awake listening to them shriek in the mango trees. But I don’t mind them, though I wish they’d quit pooing on my cream coloured house!

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