Flying Fox on a Rope

Discussion in 'Nature' started by gryphon1911, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Top Veteran

    Feb 6, 2015
    Central Ohio, USA
    Columbus Zoo

    Olympus OMD EM1
    40-150/2.8 PRO

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  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    she's a real beauty
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  3. KillRamsey

    KillRamsey Super Moderator

    Jun 20, 2012
    Cambridge, MA
    Looks like a fruit bat I met once named Johnathon Christian, on an island within Fiji. We were on our honeymoon, 11 years ago, and stayed on a tiny island with 10 huts and a main dining building. The resort owner was this eccentric older guy and his wife, and they had developed a relationship with this particular bat. He would fly into the dining hall and land on their shoulder, and they'd give him banana. Sometimes, he would fly into their bedroom, land on the bed, crawl up to their heads, and gently scratch him on the cheek with that claw-like forefinger you see in the picture. "Pardon me sir, I'd like some more banana." And they'd get him some. He was incredibly cute and sweet, though he did smell a bit like cat pee.
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  4. Nice capture, I have always found bats fascinating.

    Cute story, but bats are not a good pet.
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  5. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Hard to avoid smelling if you hang upside down. Nice image and story.
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