Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Bat Night

We had a big day on Saturday - up to Perth to visit a garden, and hopefully more on that in another entry, and that night we did a spot of bat watching. This Chocolate Wattle Bat was one of 13 that were captured, using friendly 'harp nets', measured, sexed and released. This adult female was extremely reticent to leave one of the Sweetie's coats. He was actually quite pleased to have the bat lodged there. These bats are known as micro bats because........they are so small. They are name so as they are chocolate in colour and have wattles. They also have the largest fleas I have EVER seen. Larger than those that occur on dogs, HUGE beasties.

1 comment:

meggie said...

I hate fleas! I none decided to stay with your Sweetie!