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Gould's Wattled Bat

Chalinolobus gouldii

Description:

Australian insectiverous microbat

Habitat:

Heavily wooded forest

Notes:

This bat took up temporary residence in an unfinished home. No windows, so it came and went as it pleased!

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22 Comments

Steve A
Steve A 9 years ago

@JasonHarris - It could be smiling?

JasonHarris
JasonHarris 9 years ago

Creepy!

tibiprada
tibiprada 9 years ago

Kudos... nice shot !

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Fantastic Steve grate shot!

Steve A
Steve A 9 years ago

Thanks Johan & Asergio. As a wildlife rehabilitator, I'm very glad these guys are quite small. This one fit inside my hand as we moved him to a safer location.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 9 years ago

Seems like he doesn't like paparazzi!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

That is the stuff nightmares are made of!!!

BethanyJones
BethanyJones 9 years ago

<3

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 10 years ago

Fabulous shot,

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

Fantastic shot

ambientidm
ambientidm 10 years ago

hahaha great!

Tweact
Tweact 10 years ago

'handle with care' :-)

SusanEllison
SusanEllison 10 years ago

aggressive little guy, I bet it is anti-camera

Ulrich
Ulrich 10 years ago

What a shoot! Very impressive

LucBertrand
LucBertrand 10 years ago

Spectacular !!!!!! :))

Steve A
Steve A 10 years ago

LOL, the bats are small enough to fit in a man's hand. This one was a bit cranky with me bringing a macro lens about an inch in front of his face. With those teeth, they can catch large moths in flight (or a chunk of a photographer's finger).

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

auntnance123, have you seen the size of our insects? ;)

ClementDufour
ClementDufour 10 years ago

added to favorites!

auntnance123
auntnance123 10 years ago

Very unhappy bat indeed. Wondering: Why do they need such fearsome teeth to eat bugs?

JohnMatzick
JohnMatzick 10 years ago

Awesome shot! No wonder they have such a reputation.

lori.tas
lori.tas 10 years ago

Great photo.

Carolina
Carolina 10 years ago

He looks really mad!

Steve A
Spotted by
Steve A

New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Mar 24, 2009
Submitted on May 25, 2011

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