Jan 9, 2008

A Quick Demise

If you hear chirps and squeaks just on the edge of your hearing, and they seem to be getting closer, followed by a whoosh of air and the buffeting of wings: duck.

I can only assume that Kermit met a quick demise. Though, looking into a bat face would be an awful final image.

Thanks for the photo, Jade. I'll be watching over my shoulder during the next few dusks.

10 comments:

Kritter said...

This picture is just begging for a caption a la "Icanhascheezburger".

Wendy said...

Heh! "HHHHHhhhhaahhhh! Waddaya think, do I need a mint?" or "Yah, yur throte looks red."

This is an amazing shot - major kudos to the photographer who got it!

the bat lady said...

that pic was probably taken by dr. merlin tuttle of bat conservation international. if i'm not mistaken, he took that picture in a hotel room and trained the bat to fly within the focus area of the camera. the frog is poisonous, but the bat backed off at the last minutes. frog-eating bats have delightful bimply lips and can bite through leather gloves.

booge said...

Thank you, bat lady. I was thinking that pic looked awesome, but mighty staged--that is, like a frog got sacrificed for the camera.

Jade said...

I may be more a bug expert, but I know my frogs pretty well, too. I don't believe that's a poisonous frog. No more than any other frog, and there are lots of animals that eat those.

H said...

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the bat lady said...

the bug man may be right, im no frog expert, i'm only going off an article i read once about this particular photo. i do know that frogs can "throw their voice" to screw around with bats, though. i dont know how the girl frogs can find the boy frogs while they're throwing their voices, but it seems to be working for them.

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Raging Wombat said...

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Avogadro's Numeral said...

This is from an article titled "The Amazing Frog Eating Bat" by Merlin Tuttle in National Geographic, January 1982. I can't find any other photos from that issue online but if you can find it at a garage sale or library, there are some amazing bat/frog encounters recorded there.