Thursday/ Halloween is coming ..

Here is Wikipedia’s picture of the Wahlberg’s epauletted fruit bat. It is found in the tropical regions in central Africa.

.. and I thought this ghoulish picture below of Wahlberg’s epauletted* fruit bat is quite fitting to help us prepare.  I found it in a Mother Jones article. (Quite a mouthful, the creature’s name! .. and the bat in the picture below has a mouth full of fruit, explaining its puffy cheeks).

*An epaulet is an adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder, much as some military uniforms have.  I guess the bat has something that looks like an epaulet on its shoulder.

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From the Mother Jones article. Dr Merlin Tuttle has saved millions of bats around the world through his research and advocacy, and has taken hundreds of thousands of pictures of bats.

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