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Common Fruit Bat

Aproteles

Description:

We caught this fruit bat (humanely) in a fine mesh net on a night walk in our school rainforest. Adorably cute and unbearably loud, we all enjoyed measuring it like biologists and taking shot after shot of it. Finally we released back to its home but not without many fond ranging to horrible memories of its shrieks.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AfriBats
AfriBats 8 years ago
Old World fruit bat
Pteropodidae


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5 Comments

AfriBats
AfriBats 8 years ago

Aproteles bulmerae is endemic to New Guinea. The story of its rediscovery is worth reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulmer%27s_...
http://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/s...

Mandy Hollman
Mandy Hollman 8 years ago

He does not look pleased!
Cool spotting.

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 8 years ago

If you look in the second to last picture you can actually see his mouth open mid-shriek.

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 8 years ago

More like high pitched shrieks, but yes, bats can scream, and this one's were especially loud as he was very scared at being taken out of the nice dark forest and into bombarding lights! (He's a juvenile male bat)

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 8 years ago

Interesting, I did not realize Bats could scream!

duttagupta35504
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Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Apr 8, 2013
Submitted on Apr 8, 2013

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