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Calling all Chiropterologists October 31, 2021

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 Someone who studies bats (the flying mammal) is a Chiropterologist. I often refer to October as ‘Batober.’ I love bats and am fascinated by them. The scientific name for bats is Chiroptera, which is Greek for “hand wing.” That’s because bats have four long fingers and a thumb, each connected to the next by a thin layer of skin. Sadly bats are much maligned and feared. Here are 10 reasons you should love bats. The photo above is of course the gang that lives with me at Casa Lobo. Mr. Pepe and the rest of the gang wish you all a very safe and candylicious Holloween.

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1. Ellen Lee - October 31, 2021

Love bats – very cool – Happy Halloween all!

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2. Irina - October 31, 2021

The world around us is so interesting . Thank you for sharing.

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3. Saima - October 31, 2021

Bat-tastic!

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judylobo - October 31, 2021

Thanks Saima

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4. joel dowshen - October 31, 2021

I read on because I thought you were going to present a cure for my ingrown toenail, bat…er…but I love those Chiroptera too! A batty Halloween to you and the gang.

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judylobo - October 31, 2021

LOL – funny one Joel

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5. Marge Markey - October 31, 2021

Bootiful, Judy. Recently, I bought two bat houses for gifts. Bats are cool and beneficial…
Happy Halloween 🎃 🦇

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6. Mary Radice - October 31, 2021

So cute pics of your family – and the bat captures are fab for Halloween – so thanks Judy and Happy Halloween!
By the way – did you know groups of bats can power things? Yes indeed – they’re called bat-arrays.

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judylobo - October 31, 2021

Every week is another good one Mary. Thanks so much

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7. harb43 - October 31, 2021

Happy Batober to you and The Gang! I too love bats. Keep them coming. xoxo

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