Monday, March 19, 2012

Bat Out of . . .


We don't often see these guys when there is enough light to get a decent photo, but at about 2:30 in the afternoon we spotted this one swooping and filling up on all sorts of bugs.
Click on the photos for a better view.

I know a small percentage of them have rabies, and seeing one behave very oddly, i.e. flying around in the middle of the day, could be a cause for worry, but I would never handle a wild bat.  I guess it's possible that our extremely warm weather lately has caused at least this one to be roused from his hibernation early, in which case he would be very hungry and might therefore venture out in broad daylight.  Who knows?  I haven't seen him since, and it has been even warmer the last couple of days.

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