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Albuquerque, NM
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2009
10:13 PM

Post #6130029

Nice article. I got to see some of these up close when I was a kid. My dad was a Biology Professor and one of his assiciates had a project involving fruit bats. The other professor exercised his bats up and down the hallways in their building at odd hours. My dad arranged to come in on a Saturday for me and my brothers to see them. The bat professor had set up those framed nets used by kids to return pitched baseballs on two ends of a long hallway. He would walk back and forth and tie fruit to one net and then the other. The bats could tell when the fruit was avaiable and would fly down to get it.
Los Alamos, NM
(Zone 5a)

February 13, 2009
2:15 AM

Post #6131272

Cool article, and cool story, dparsons. I had never seen a picture of fruit bats until now. They are very interesting. I met a woman who went to China in the early days when Americans were first allowed to go to China. She went with a tour group called "Friends of China" or some such. They were given wonderful meals and after one particularly outstanding one they asked what they had been eating. The guide could not translate but got the answer by the next day. You guessed it: fruit bat. But they couldn't deny how delicious it was.
I was privileged to see fishing bats once in Costa Rica. Also cool creatures.
South Amana, IA
(Zone 5a)

February 15, 2009
12:06 AM

Post #6139661

Great stories! Thanks as well for your kind compliments. :-) Larry☼

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