Dear Mother Earth. . .

Dear Mother Earth--

Bats are amazing. Here are 13 reasons why:

1. only mammal that can fly
2. a single brown bat can catch around 1200 mosquitos per hour
3. they don't suck blood
4. high metabolism, they can digest fruit in 20 minutes
5. fewer than 10 people in the last 50 years have contracted rabies from them
6. echolocation, how cool is that?
7. bats make up 1/4 of all mammals (wow)
8. many are endangered
9. their wings are insulating
10. scientists studying bat saliva to help human blood flow
11. only one baby per year
12. can live up to 30 years
13. very clean

As amazing as they are, I still don't want them flying in my house. Thanks Bagette Dad for getting the bat out of my closet last night. (Yup, you are seeing correctly, Bagette Dad wears a "nerd pack" his term, not mine.)



Anonymous said...


Bagette April

Harmony said...

That photo is AWESOME! I can't wait to meet the man behind the pock protector... and the BAGETTES!

Green Bag Lady Teresa said...

OH, you are in for such a treat Harmony! :)