Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Grounded

This is a young pipistrelle, found in my daughter's bedroom last night. Bats can't take off from the ground, they need to drop a small distance and then fly. Interestingly, as my husband discovered, once they are off the floor they don't need much height to fly at all. This one took off at about an inch off the ground, but fortunately flew out of the window and into the night without too much cajoling.

Isn't he beautiful?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

All together now:

Awwwwwww...

Reg Pither said...

Yes, he/she is indeed beautiful. The word fits entirely. Nothing else to say.

monica said...

cuuute

Doris said...

Exactly - why people dislike or fear them I have no idea!

stitchwort said...

Has anyone ever told you how lucky you are to live in this place, with all these wonders?

Doris said...

Stitchwort, I am giving you a look :)

Yes, when I get to see wildlife up close and personal like this though, I do appreciate my surroundings greatly.

cogidubnus said...

On the basis he/she really is very beautiful, can I refer to you henceforward, in the most complimentary terms, as "totally batty"?