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Bats with young, Bali, March 2014 [23 May 2015|12:54pm]

Originally posted by kmaal at Bats with young, Bali, March 2014

Bats with young at a day roost under palm leaves on Kuta beach, Bali, March 2014. Supposedly Indonesian short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus titthaecheilus), related to flying foxes and fruit-feeding, but I can be wrong. Not much bigger than common bats, i.e. rather small creatures.

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Bats of the Sutter Buttes [15 Nov 2012|06:55pm]

Earlier this month I went up to the Sutter Buttes for a 'bat research outing' organized by the Middle Mountain Foundation. Bat research in this case consisted of setting up nets over a muddy puddle to catch the bats as they were out hunting. The captured bats were weighed and measured and then released, sometimes with tiny glow-sticks glued to their tummies so we could watch where they flew.

The bats:

California myotis (the ring of white fur on the second bat is not usual, nobody was quite sure what it was).
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Bats at Goa Jepang, Indonesia [05 Oct 2012|02:04pm]


In the mountain which protects the village of Kaliurang, Indonesia, from the temper of Mount Merapi, there is about twenty small artificial caves, made by the Japanese during WWII, thus called Goa Jepang. A few bats live on the walls and ceilings of the caves.

Maybe someone who knows South-East Asian bats can help with identification using these
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Awww [22 Jan 2011|10:19pm]

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Free Printable Scary Christmas Party Kit [16 Dec 2010|11:35pm]

Just finished putting together another free party kit, this time featuring The Zombified's Scary Christmas design!


Send your photos to zombie@thezombified.com!

More photos after the jump!
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Scary Christmas from The Zombified! [08 Dec 2010|08:14pm]


Got the cards in today and they look awesome! They're just on Etsy so far, haven't got 'em up on thezombified.com yet.

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[23 Aug 2010|10:36pm]

Nice bat pic

Tinkle, a Pteropus hypomelanus [31 May 2010|08:17am]

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Bear Grylls kills bats for no reason on his show [30 May 2010|06:01pm]

From Bat Conservation International:

A recent episode of Discovery Channel's Man vs. Wild featured Bear Grylls gleefully killing bats with a homemade club. The clip, which shows Grylls throwing a flame in a cave to "smoke out" the bats, swatting them to the ground and then stomping on them, has aired internationally and been posted on YouTube, allowing for continued access.

Though we understand the show is about survival, we feel that this clip perpetuates negative attitudes toward bats and could generate senseless copycat activity and/or the type of vandalism that is driving many bat species to the brink of extinction. Only four months ago, a Kentucky man was sentenced to eight months in jail after pleading guilty to beating to death 105 endangered Indiana bats.

Please express your disappointment at this anti-conservation message by filling out the feedback
form (http://extweb.discovery.com/viewerrelations) on Discovery Communications website. Let the Discovery executives know:

* This episode undermines decades of bat conservation efforts
* Bats are an important part of a healthy ecosystem. They eat agricultural pests, disperse seeds to replenish the rainforest and pollinate a variety of plants. Many bats are endangered and the loss of a single species can have ramifications throughout the ecosystem.
* Viewers should be informed that killing bats-or even disturbing them-may be illegal depending on the species and country.
* We would like Discovery Channel to ensure this edition of Born Survivor and related footage is not aired again and that this footage is removed from Youtube, the Discovery Channel website and all other communications
* We hope Discovery Channel uses all its nature programming to forward conservation efforts.

Best regards,

Nina Fascione
Executive Director
Bat Conservation International

P.S. Help spread the word. Forward this to a friend.


Bear Grylls once almost made me vomit while watching tv when he ate things he scavanged from a pile of bear sh*t (unfortunately I'm not kidding), but it looks like he's done much worse by killing bats. I'm glad I didn't actually see the footage (Discovery has removed it from youtube.com, btw). Now I have no respect for the man whatsoever. Someone supposedly deeply attuned to nature should know better.
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Fruit, meet bat [17 May 2010|09:20am]

Flying Fox Bat at Oakland ZooIsland Flying Fox (Pteropus hypomelanus), Oakland Zoo

(crossposted from dailyanimals)

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Lesser long-eared bat [17 Mar 2010|06:32pm]

I have a lesser long-eared bat in care! She is in for a few days of R&R then I'll let her go when I'm sure there is nothing wrong with her.
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[19 Feb 2010|10:49am]

White Nose Syndrome in Tennesee.

Confirmed on Wednesday.
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[13 Dec 2009|05:03pm]

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Charisma and Cahya (Pteropus hypomelanus) [23 Aug 2009|07:56pm]


from Lubee Bat Conservancy
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LJ Goodness [23 Jul 2009|08:06pm]

For those of you who have paid accounts (or accounts that support custom moodthemes), there are a couple of seriously cute batty moods over at cute_moodthemes :)
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Bat fan [23 Jul 2009|07:54pm]

I saw a photo of a guy skydiving in a bat outfit and thought I'd share. :)
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I for one WELCOME our new robotic bat overlords! [21 Jul 2009|01:35pm]

[ mood | amused ]

Tiny flying machines can be used for everything from indoor surveillance to exploring collapsed buildings, but simply making smaller versions of planes and helicopters doesn't work very well. Instead, researchers at North Carolina State University are mimicking nature's small flyers – and developing robotic bats that offer increased maneuverability and performance.


Bat illustration wallpaper [18 Jul 2009|02:20pm]

My friend sent me this decor link for a Victorian bat and poppy illustration that is available as wallpaper. I myself am too crap at decorating to think of how to use it, but it's still lovely.

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Egyptian Fruit Bats [21 Jun 2009|12:33am]

[ mood | busy ]

I just recently went to the Portland zoo which had an amazing bat exhibit!

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Recs for seeing bats in Melbourne, Australia [27 May 2009|06:27pm]

Hi there,

I'm going to be travelling down under to Melbourne in a few weeks and I was curious to know if there was a good place to see bats in the wild near the city. I'll likely only have a weekend to myself and I'm not sure if we're getting a rental car so anything close to the city would be great. Thanks!
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Bats in the Sutter Buttes [10 May 2009|04:09pm]

Mist-netting bats in the Sutter Buttes on Saturday night: http://tinyurl.com/ouxmpr [flickr]
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[20 Apr 2009|09:14pm]

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Vanity [13 Apr 2009|07:32pm]

Some new art to ease the wait 'til Halloween...


Bat Locomotion on on the Loom [25 Mar 2009|01:43pm]

The Loom Blog recently had an article on bat locomotion, both flying and on teh ground. Very interesting. Lots of Videos.

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vampyre rag dolls [24 Mar 2009|12:57pm]


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