OMG It's eating my head.
Caught in mist net.
Caught in mist net @ 9:30pm
in garden of "hôtel campement Djoudj"
near Hôtel Keur Saloum
Found roosting inside a hollow baobab tree ( Adansonia digitata).
Same colony has been there for at least 8 years now that l have seen .
Saw this little guy flying through my house. Estimate about 6cm tail to head.
(Hipposideros commersoni marungensis) I think?
The bat is sitting on a pine tree about 7 feet off the ground. It's about 3 inches long, it's head is down, its wings are folded under its body
Small gray bat with white belly.
Landed on the vessel then sent back to shore via helicopter the following day and released in Mombasa.
Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera (/kaɪˈrɒptərə/; from the Greek χείρ - cheir, "hand" and πτερόν - pteron, "wing") whose forelimbs form webbed wings, making them the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight. By contrast, other mammals said to fly, such as flying squirrels, gliding possums, and colugos, can only glide for short distances. Bats do not flap their entire forelimbs, as birds do, but instead flap their spread-out digits, which are...