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Mouse-Eared Bat

Myotis sp.

Description:

And now for something different - for me, at least. I found this small bat sleeping, hanging from a branch in the woods, 3 meters (10 feet) from the ground. It was around 10 to 12 cm long, and was very calm, even when I came close to it, with my light ring on (I was sorry to disturb it, but there wasn't much light among the trees. Anyway, I was prepared to go away at any signal of annoyance). Looks like my Xmas gift arrived one day late, but it was well worth the wait! :-)

12 Comments

LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Love bats! It is so fun to find one where you can get a picture. Your 4th picture is my favorite. Voracious little bug-eater!

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Nice series, Sergio!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you HazelMarley, Ingrid3 and EmilyMarino.

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 years ago

I agree, Ingrid3 and EmilyMarino!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Lovely! That last picture is precious!

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 8 years ago

CUTE!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 years ago

So cute!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Thank you Ashley.

AshleyT
AshleyT 8 years ago

Bats are always a treat to find, great photos Sergio :)

It's kinda cute!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Obrigado, Leonardo. Valeu mesmo.

LeonardoMB
LeonardoMB 8 years ago

"Sergio Monteiro", Estou na dúvida que talvez seja "Myotis albescens" [ http://morcegosdobrasil.blogspot.com.br/... ] ou "Myotis nigricans" [ http://morcegosdobrasil.blogspot.com.br/... ]

Sergio Monteiro
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Sergio Monteiro

Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Spotted on Dec 26, 2013
Submitted on Dec 26, 2013

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