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Free-tailed bat

Molossidae

Description:

Seen hanging in a dark corner of the wall one afternoon, thought it was a rat until I got closer. It was so creepy, made my flesh crawl.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Nigerian free-tailed bat
Chaerephon nigeriae Nigerian free-tailed bat
AfriBats
AfriBats 8 years ago
Free-tailed bat
Molossidae


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9 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice series and spotting!

AfriBats
AfriBats 8 years ago

It's a juvenile bat (probably still suckling), and there's no way to identify it further than at the family level based on pictures alone.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

cute one
nice spotting

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

I see an easy means to become Batman ;-)

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 8 years ago

Wow, cool spotting. Some species are biters when handling.

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

Thanks! That's a very interesting ID :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Very cool spot !

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

OK. I flipped it over to get a ventral view but just like felines, it wouldn't stay that way for long.

JC_Forester
JC_Forester 8 years ago

How did it get on it's back?

dotun55
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dotun55

Nigeria

Spotted on Apr 27, 2013
Submitted on Jun 22, 2013

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