Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Going Batty? How About a Painted Bat?

Painted Bat, Kerivoula picta. These little bats are found in Southern China and throughout Southeast Asia where they live in little family units of a father bat, a mother bat and yes, some "kiddy" bats. If that isn't enough to drive you batty, someone, perhaps in China or Vietnam, is catching them and mounting them into little glass cases for sale over the Internet. Talk about home breakers...

2 comments:

Rita Mosquita said...

They can only continue to be home breakers (wreckers) because people are buying them.

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

Sad but true. You can't help but feel sorry for the little guys. They're insectivores too, meaning they're eating the insects, particularly night flying insects like mosquitos which is a really good thing...