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unidentified bat, possibly a pipistrelle in cave near Picathartes nests
Bats outside the rondawel at Lower Sabie. No idea what species.
Bat in Ambohimenamaso, East of Anjajavy Le Lodge
Thousands of straw-coloured fruit bats (Eidolon helvum) migrate from Chapwani Private Island to the mainland Zanzibar for their night time feast, returning to the save haven of Chapwani island in daylight hours.
5 individuals on this tree
These bats were taken by local hunters from caves in the Bakossi Mountains of Cameroon.
The hunters use ancient techniques to capture bats. They cut long sticks of rattan palm and gum them up with tree sap. Then positioning themselves outside of well-known caves, the hunters swing their sticky-sticks through the flocks of bats entrapping unfortunate individuals.
Rather than dashing the bats onto the rocky cave flood, the hunters use their teeth to crush the bats head.
These bats are consumed locally, and smoked for sale in larger cities including Kumba.