Friday, January 7, 2011

Too Cute!

How can anyone resist little faces like this?


I grabbed this photo from msnbc.com. It isn't mine, and I do not have any rights to it. I hope the Internet cops will not put me in jail for posting it. But these little creatures are so cute, I just couldn't help myself. This is what the article said:


Luke Marsden/Newspix/Rex 

It's not only humans who are suffering due to the recent floods in Australia. Australian Bat Clinic and Wildlife Trauma Centre director Trish Wimberley and her carers have helped save 130 orphaned bats on the Gold Coast in past weeks. They saved 350 young bats during the 2008 storm season but this year think there's more going on than just wild weather. Carers have visited several bat 'camps' on the coast in recent weeks to find four-week-old babies on the ground covered in maggots and fly eggs. Trish said: "They're coming down to feed on the ground. That makes them vulnerable. It's not a natural occurrence and shows there is trouble in the environment. "Bats are a barometer to what is going on in the environment. They're our canaries down the coal mine". The surviving youngsters will be bottle fed and kept either hanging on clothes lines or in special intensive care units until they are ready to fly again in about four weeks.

5 comments:

  1. I think BATS are truly wonderful creatures. And this photo ~ which is not only 'eye catching' ~ was really informative! There are several people in our area who have bat houses in their trees and at night (in the summer) you can sit outside and watch them.
    What a WAY-COOL article Bill! CUTE as bugs, they are! Well, not really 'bugs'.....

    Hugs
    Jan

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  2. Strange! But reminds us again that not only human life is life.

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  3. Beautiful photo and very interesting article. Their tiny faces are like little mice. Hope they can save some more....xx

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  4. It's sad to see all the recent mass animal deaths. Personally, I think most of them are related to the Gulf oil disaster. Not the ones in Australia though, that's stretching the theory a bit. lol

    Nice post William. :-)

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  5. They are too cute! hanging on a clothesline! Now theres a picture id like to see! LOL

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