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    Posted 2 years ago

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    This is my fruit bat. I found him at an antiques mall in Millerton. I am hoping he wasn't killed just to be preserved but perhaps died a natural death. Anyway, I fell in love with him immediately and purchased him. He is in my office, where else but hanging upside down. I call him Vlad or The Count. You can see the beauty of his form, especially his wings, which are absolute marvels.



    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      He has a savage cuteness lol!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Vlad is absolutely wonderful!!! These are fascinating creatures. I never knew much about them until I saw them on the Planet Earth series. Most excellent find Laura!!
    3. AnnaB AnnaB, 2 years ago
      What a perfect name! You certainly have a talent for naming things and creatures.
    4. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 2 years ago
      I had an encounter with a bat last year at my job. He was flying around the halls of an apartment building and I was trying to capture him with a laundry basket. It was a frightening experience, to say the least. Thankfully, after about an hour, I was able to direct him out an open door. Whew ! I hope that never happens again...
    5. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, John, Jenni, Scott, Anna, and Ken.

      Jenni, that is the perfect description for him!

      Scott, aren't they amazing? I find their ability to use echolocation fascinating.

      Thank you so much, Anna. I figured Dracula...bats...although he's not a vampire bat. I find the name Vlad to be the perfect fit with the juxtaposition of his cuteness with the fact that he's a bat.

      Ken, I don't think it would be enjoyable chasing a bat with a laundry basket. I am glad you got him safely out, and, most importantly, that you were all right. (I hope!) No one wants to be bitten by a bat, even if it is a fruit bat. Now I have the heebie jeebies. I do sometimes shiver if I'm lying on the deck in the summer months right at twilight and they're fluttering around high above me.
    6. buckethead buckethead, 2 years ago
      A very handsome fruit bat.... IMO
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Now you are talking a fine item. Mine is hanging out next to me.
    8. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much for the love, Roy, TassieDevil, buckethead, and fortapache.
      Thank you for the compliment, buckethead. I think he's pretty dashing, too.
      Fortapache, I would love to see yours!
    9. Zippo Zippo, 2 years ago
      You fell in love with it ...hmmmm lol,.. down in south america, and africa ,..they fry them up to eat ....wonder which country it came from...? cool find .
    10. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Zippo. I don't think I would even consider trying bat, and I eat most foods. Thank you for the love, T. and Izenglish.
    11. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 2 years ago
      I used to catch them in the basement of our Gov't building and later release them outside. They were also in the lobby, hanging upside down and 2nd 4th and 6th floors. I loved them though they were as frightened as anyone else. I love being on the elevator and freaking out some of the passengers when the box started to move. Public Works later got rid of them all. I believe they were also released outside.
    12. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Phil and Karen.

      Phil, how did what seem to be quite a few bats get inside the building?
    13. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Hunter.
    14. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, iggy and gargoylecollector.
    15. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      I love that you hoped he died a natural death! LOL, me too. And of course I love his name Vlad. One of my favorite names is Vladamir. I had to catch one once in an old Omaha apt., he was so cute and I threw him with the towel out the harm done. I have a scary aligator, I'll shoot him tomorrow in daylight.
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 2 years ago
    17. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Mary! Is it a full-sized alligator???
      You have to admit he's rather adorable, antiquerose. ;)
    18. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Pascale.
    19. MALKEY MALKEY, 2 years ago
      i was so scared of the wee thang at first however i adore bats and fruit bats lovely , had chance of cameo brooch the cameo being spread eagle bat the detail was amazing however being as poor as church mouse i had little chance of acquiring the gembaroonie from auction
      on another line i had a lovely preserve mink i think i use to take out with for company on a night the tiles unfortunately someone kidnapped the fellow never saw him again !!!!!!!!
      i,m sure the batty died of natural way
      very special thanks for sharing laura !!!!!!!!
    20. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Thank you so much for the love and wonderful comments, MALKEY! I have never seen a cameo bat brooch! That sounds intriguing! Where would one wear it? I'm sorry the mink was stolen.
    21. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
      Thank you for the love, Mary.
    22. KKK KKK, 1 year ago
      It's really Beautiful, What kind of Bat Species it is
    23. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 1 year ago
      Thanks so much, KKK. It's a fruit bat. Thank you for the love.
      Thank you for the love, Poire.
    24. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 1 year ago
      i love fruit bats - or as they are known in australia - flying foxes! however, yours has the most terrified face i've ever seen on one! poor thing. i think he died of a heart attack.
    25. buckethead buckethead, 3 months ago
      Hello...Miss Your posts :(

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