Observed under deck
More than 1000 are around this place in Natitingou
Piccolo e scuro
Seeing a bat this close was a new experience for me. We spotted its droppings near the entrance to the 'Ladies' on our journey back to Maun. Needless to say the men soon joined us to take a look too.
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...