A batty visitor (literally) :)

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by fowltemptress, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    This isn't really a pet or livestock, but I certainly didn't want to put him in the pests section because he's more than welcome here. Normally we see these guys in the trees, but occasionally they'll settle in on the side of the house for the day. This was the first time I thought to take a picture of one. [​IMG]



    I just love bats. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009

  2. NancyDz

    NancyDz Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Bats are cool! Thanks for posting! [​IMG]
  3. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    very nice, I am thinking about building a batt house to help keep the bugs down this year.
  4. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    They certainly help. They love patrolling our security lights for all the bugs that are attracted to them. I'm surprised we don't have obese bats, because there's a feast at those lights every night [​IMG]

  5. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I like bats myself. There is a store within walking distance to my house with lots of security lights. Late at night while walking my dogs I always stop for while just to watch the bats flying around. Totally awesome sight.
  6. gypsy2621

    gypsy2621 Songster

    Jun 29, 2008
    New Hampshire
    Everyone just has to love the litle bug eaters.
    we have bat houses all over the property.

    I am glad to see there are still some bats left, there was a while this fall and winter where bats had contracted "white nose", its some sort of fungus.
    more information as they know it know.
    they are still researching cause effect etc.

    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  7. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

    Dec 16, 2008
    Oh I think they are so cute, I was always the bat catcher at my school and got to se a few really up close. I have 2 bat houses now and have had them for a few years I am hoping ths spring they will take up residence

  8. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I'm betting you're close to Austin? Home of the huge swarm of Mexican Freetails, under the Congress Ave. bridge?

    Bat Conservation Int'l. is based in Austin, and has some great info/pics on their website.

    Thanks for sharing the pics!
  9. We have a few like that here in Fort Worth. They always dive bomb the pool when we are swimming in the summer evenings....

  10. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    How cool!

    Your pictures are awesome! I love the close up!

    Bats are absolutely fascinating mammals! [​IMG]

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