OK, I have to admit that I like bats.
This is quite different from having an interest in chiropterology.
Don’t get me wrong… I would totally love to be a chiropterologist
But not because I am devoted or dedicated to the study of bats. It would be because I like bats and being a chiropterologist would, I suppose, give me an opportunity to watch bats.
Preferably in some clean comfortable setting. Like the bat cave.
Not an actual bat cave in real life which would be dark, dank and uncomfortable.
The problem with real actual caves is that there’s the constant danger of bat guano raining down on you while you’re stumbling around in the dark.
No, I think a bat lab would be much more my speed. Definitely.
I think what I like most about bats is that almost all of them eat insects. And when I say ‘eat insects’, I mean a lot of them. For instance, just one of our local little brown bats can eat up to 3000 mosquitoes each night. You really need no other selling point than that.
And yet, some people think it odd that I have such an infatuation with these wonderful flying sweeties.
Who couldn’t love something with such a cute face!