Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

June 2, 2012

Do You Really Want To Live In A World Without Bats?

Gray Bat
An Endangered Grey Bat
This often maligned creature is in big trouble right
now and its future may lie in our trembling hands.
Many people fear the bat and with all of the hype from Hollywood,
is it any wonder?
Bats are warm blooded, flying mammals that we should
be praising with every breath.
Because, truth be known, we would be at the mercy of millions of nasty, ferocious bugs without them in our world.
Take this number for instance: 3,000.
One bat can eat 3,000 mosquitoes in just one night!
Since 2006, White-nose syndrome has been wiping this species off of the map,
all but eradicating one bat species after another, all across the Country.
So, we humans had better put our heads together, as a species and help the best friend
we could ever find for insect control, because when the bats are all gone,
the insects my friend, shall inherit the Earth!

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