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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Bat With Injured Wing

Working with wild bats it is not unusual to find bats that are recovering from injuries. After all, they live a hard knock life that is full of peril.

This big brown bat has a hole in its wing that has not diminished its ability to fly or hunt. It's hard to say how it might have been injured. It might have escaped from the claws of a predator, or snagged a cactus or barbed wire fence. Over time, the hole will heal over leaving an obvious scar.

bat with wing injury
bat with inured wing

1 comment:

singapore professional portraits said...

This is beautiful. I love the clarity. Poor bat though.

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