Going a little batty…

I have lots more Jack Hanna photos to post, but I wanted to share these first.

This is a bat.

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He showed up at my work the week before last.

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He was literally hanging out right outside the front door.

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He stuck around for at least three days and we were glad to have him. Look at his little toes!

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The weather has been cool, so I think he may have gone into a state of torpor, which is similar to hibernation, but it’s not exactly the same. I think he got cold, so he slowed down his metabolism until it could warm up a bit and he could get moving and finding food again. I haven’t seen him since he left, so I hope he is OK. Bats are great to have around because they eat lots of problem insects. My friend thought he was an Eastern Pipistrelle. I might try to build a couple bat houses and put them up in the woods behind our work to give these guys a nice place to hang out. I just think this guy is too cute, and I’m so glad we had him around for a while!

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