Kitti's hog-nosed bat is a vulnerable species of bat and also the smallest mammal in the world (measured by length). Kitty is made more or less the same size as in real life, which is 3-4 cm. Isn't it just the cutest bat species? :)
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Interesting fact: The horseshoe bat has a fleshy facial structure, also known as noseleaf, which is shaped as a horseshoe. This enhances echolocation, a process that the bat uses to navigate distance and locate prey. The bat makes noises that vibrate and amplify through the nostrils and off the noseleaf, then travels and bounce off surrounding objects, giving the bat direction and leading it to insects to eat (source). How cool!
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I'm making a Halloween garland of different bat species. The first one is an Indian flying fox.
Creepy fact: Like other fruit bats, the Indian flying fox has been found to act as a natural reservoir for a number of diseases including Ebola, rabies, and corona viruses. These can prove fatal to humans and domestic animals (source).
Saturday, October 18, 2014
I'm terrified of leeches. I sincerely hope not to ever have a close encounter with one. I chose the horse leech as my final piece to complete my Creepy October wood art. Wood burning feels immensely enjoyable and I hope to burn many more wood boards. :)
Which of the above animals scares you the most?
Linked on The Sunday Showcase, Make it Monday and Mandarine Orange Monday.