Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cave Democracy

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I've always loved bats, ever since I was a kid in Oklahoma and could see them careen past the streetlight on our corner just after dark. The more I learn about them, the more fascinated I am.

Here are some of my favorite bat facts:

1. A single little brown bat can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes per hour.

2. Bats may have descended from primates, making them more closely related to humans than to rodents.

3. A single Mexican free-tailed bat can drink up to 3 bottles of tequila per hour.

4. There are over 1000 species of bats, making up around one fourth of all mammal species.

5. Vampires can not turn into bats.

6. Adam West, who played Batman on TV in the 1960s, was neither bat, nor man.

For more bat facts, go here.

Until next time, may your life be filled with Bavarian cream...

12 comments:

mooP said...

I like! Not to be a back-seat editor, but you could have said everyone raise their hands, but put the text upside down.

Anonymous said...

Vampires can turn into bats, depending on which mythos you listen to. In Bram Stoker's Dracula, he can shapeshift into a number of different creatures.

The Holy Yost said...

You need to go to Congress Bridge in Austin, TX. The largest congregation of Mexican Free-Tailed bats call its underside their home. Each night they fly out to feed, blotting out the sky in a thick black cloud.

My birthday fell on a day one week after I'd moved there, and I didn't know anyone so I rode my fold-up bike out there and watched them feed. I'll always remember it.

Since you holed up in Houston for a while, maybe you've been?

PIRARO said...

@TheHolyYost...
I lived in Dallas for a long time and both of my daughters now live in Austin. I've been to the bridge there a couple of times and it's incredibly cool. I wish we had that many bats in Brooklyn, the mosquitoes here are awful.

Anonymous said...

I loved this comic! I'm a big fan of bats as well, even though we've had some get in the house!

Anonymous said...

I love bats and hate mosquitoes. I think I need a pet bat.

Rusthate said...

Like you Dan, I love bats. My wife on the other hand does not, hence thwarting my attempts to buld a bathouse on our property. The way I see it...if they eat the blood sucking insects that try to eat me...we are BFF's.

Penny said...

Bats are so awesome. We had tons of them in my hometown. I loved watching them at dusk.

My Dad and Uncle convinced me when I was about six years old that if I went out in the yard with a bag and a little pebble, I could catch a bat by tossing the pebble in the air. A bat would hone in on the pebble and follow it down to the bag. They sat on the friggin' porch and watched me do this.

*sigh*

Dummymoose said...

Speaking of moving Dan, when you moved from Dallas, the moving company you used, my mom workd for. The woman that you talked to on the phone that worked for the moving company was my mom. Daryl Flood was the name of the moving company and I think you ended up talking to her on the phone alot. She was a fan and came home and told me that she was moving you! I was jealous!

PIRARO said...

@Dummymoose...
I remember that move well and the very nice lady I spoke to on the phone. The reason I remember her is that she was polite in spite of the fact that I was quite angry. Daryl Flood Moving Company destroyed a LOT of my stuff and paid me a measly $90 in compensation. I was livid, which is rare for me.
Tell your mom hi for me. I don't envy her the job of having to defend those apes. :)

Eric said...

BATS AREN'T BUGS!!

GAlcidesS said...

Brilliant pic.
Regards.