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"I hear the squeaking of a pipistrelle!" Hark! Stand still. There, there again! So late in the year; it is a prodigy." --Post Captain, Chapter 6. // Pipistrellus pipistrellus is a fricking adorable bat, only 3.5 - 4.5 cm long. This photo is by Javier Pérez.

Each night, more than 100 million free-tailed bats disperse from caves and bridges in south-central Texas to forage for food. They ingest enormous quantities of insects and save American farmers between $3.7 billion and $54 billion a year. Thank a bat for your low cost and pesticide free produce.

Flying Fruit bats in rehab

THE Bat Cave in Bat Cave, North Carolina, near Asheville. The Bat Cave system is considered the longest tectonic cave system of its kind in the world. Go to or just click on photo for home videos and much more on sites like this.