Wednesday, October 26, 2005

just in time for Halloween

There was a scene in "Batman Begins" that made me pause for a second and realize how much I was enjoying the film. It happens when Batman is surrounded by a swarm of actual bats. I've had an interest in bats since I was a kid. Of course, I watched the daily syndicated reruns of the classic TV "Batman." Plus, my father handled public relations for Bacardi Rum in the 1960s and '70s. We always had items with the Bacardi Bat Device around the house.

We have some bats in our neighborhood. I usually see them at dusk during the summer months as they sweep down to eat bugs. A recent newspaper article mentioned some pro-bat websites that are worth a look: Bat World and Bat Conservation International. Some day I want to get a bat house for the back yard.

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Anonymous rich said...

I've got one you can have if you want it. Since the ex moved out, I have no use for it.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Frank, you could even get a bat detector. They exist, no joke. They pick up on the bat's echolocation sounds and turn them into an audible frequency. I borrowed one from a UT zoology professor when I was a naturalist at Cumberland Mountain State Park. I think Bat Conservation International sells them.

- Les


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