Did you get to touch em??? They look so soft & the wings fascinate me...he coulda held one with gloves & let you touch...what do their little feet look like close up?? How bout the eyes & ears?? Real live creatures are different than pics..**still impatiently waiting batabatsbeesbees**
Jody, you know, I don't remember touching them , I don't think I did. Thats weird of me actually. I am one that touches and sniffs everything, my wife says I should have been a dog, oh well, sorry no tactile reports here. They were pretty cool though.
Another quick story about bats. I was invited yrs ago to make a hunt with this guy who liked to tell magnificent stories, he was a realtor that specialized in land sales. He often frequented an archery shop my friend owned, and told his magnificent stories there, aka E F Hutton style, not a sound in the room, he would command your attention. One day he invited me to make a quick hunt with him on a piece of land he was selling for a client. He would convince clients that it was good for he and guests to hunt their land and get pictures doing it so their land would sell faster.
So, I get this phone call, and I immediately call my friend, the shop owner, and acquire if its safe? He knew the guy through his shop dealings after all. He said, I'm not sure, I think so. Well, I decided to go. First thing I asked was, where will we be sleeping for the night? He replied, in a nice large house trailer on the property. Ok. When we got to the place on that friday night, there was a change of plans, and we were now to sleep in the truck. Why? Cause on Wednesday, he went up and visited with the land owner and a coyote ran outta a hole in the back end of the trailer. The same trailer we were to sleep in. We wound up sleeping, well he did, in the guy's truck. The sob snored louder than any individual on this green earth I have ever run across!
The next morning, I was placed in a stand, and at the crack of day light, the guy who owned the stand showed up pointing a gun up at me asking me what the hell I was doing in his stand on his hunting lease!!! Well, ever see a crawfish backpeddle!!!
The guy and I worked things out after I explained to him that I was invited to hunt the field, he said, not the woods, we lease the woods! So, I was invited to hunt a field, and not woods! After my so called hunt was ruined, I got down to check out the large nice house trailer we were supposed to sleep in, of course before the coyote showed up.
Now, as you can guess by now, I am running on maybe a half hr of sleep, but I'm curious about the coyote trailer den, so have to have a look. I enter and yes it was a big trailer, and I'm looking around, and this thing has not been used in yrs!!! And we were going to sleep in this thing! Don't need to tell you that's the last trip I ever made with that dude!
Ok, what does this story have to do with bats? The trailer had bats in every room I entered, hanging from the ceilings, it was awesome!!! All these bats, and I could get right up close to 'em. Of course this made the whole trop for me, screw the deer, I got to see bats! Up close and personal.
Now one last thing. You do know that bats turn into vampires right? I made sure I didn't wake any of them up as I tip toed through the trailer. I would have taken pictures but the flash would have awakened them, and God forbid what that outcome would have been!