Aug 31, 2006

Staring Down at You

Centurio senex - the wrinkly face bat - is one of the ugliest creatures on the planet. Bats in general make for great subject matter for this blog, but the problem I have is finding a good repository of bat images. Anyone know of any?

I could use a lot more like the one below. Can you imagine looking up into your tree and see these things staring down at you? You would never venture outside again.

Photo courtesy: www.uaf.edu

3 comments:

bats said...

You might try Bat Conservation International, http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asp

Its founder, Merlin K. Tuttle, has been taking wonderful photos of bats for years; since the goal of BCI is the protection of bats, the photos try to make them as attractive a possible, but sometimes it's just like trying to put a miniskirt on a baboon...

Raging Wombat said...

Now that is a good site - thanks for the link, and for the disturbing image of a baboon dressed in a mini-skirt ...

Anonymous said...

Them are the ugliest bats I have ever seen ewwww!!!