Sunday, May 14, 2006

Bats -

Bat, bat flying tight
In the caves of twilight
What indescribable mutation
led to such an amazing sight

Caves are thy forte
And so are the hollows
One ghoulish bat beckons
And million others follow

Ok, trying to satirise William Blake isn't working apparently, especially when you have a workload breathing down your neck.

I've always been fascinated by these creatures and their adaptations for flight and hearing. Enjoy the image.


8 comments:

sudha said...

ahaa mammalia finally.

the only mammals that fly. the vampire bats are a pet peeve.

The common vampire bat is the only bat that can walk and hop on the ground and take off vertically.


apparently avlbl in philadelphia and kansas, wichita zoos. but not in san diego though :(. but peru with them on the menu is a nice dream.

Ishwar said...

crap...

can we assume for a moment that i mistook bats to be ptersaurs? Afterall,pterosaur and chiroptera have atleast one root in common.

:)

And keep all your vampire fetishes with FBW. eww..

sudha said...

once a five year old kid, always a five year old kid :P

and u so skip the coolness of the vampire bat :(

and no trying to live ur fetishes vicariously please......

road_to_perdition said...

"Few creatures of the night have captured our imagination like vampires... What
explains our enduring fascination with vampires? What is it
about the vampire myth that explains our interest?..."
--Godsmack's song 'vampires'....
amazing pictures u have here!

Ishwar said...

perdi, it's not so much about vampires as it is about the wing membrane...

and the pictures are from wikipedia.

Zero said...

Are all of them in the pic bats? They look fascianting!
But bats are mammals... How does it connect with this blog?

cvs said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
cvs said...

Another creature given undue importance..
hmm..

u know which is the first one..
:-)

-mani