This realistically detailed Brown Bat puppet features a workable mouth, complete with fangs, and leather-like fabric wings, which spread into an infamous silhouette, then flap silently into the darkness. This hand puppet has a 24″ wingspan. Available at http://www.cowandlizard.com/product/brown-bat-hand-puppet
FACTS OF INTEREST:
- There are at least 1000 spcies of bat that live all over the world except in the Arctic and Antarctica. Most are tropical.
- Bats are the only mamals that can really fly. There are two families: the insect-eaters and the larger fruit eating bats.
- Bats find their way and their prey by listening to echoes of their own squeaks that are too high pitched for people to hear.
- Bats are some of our best animal friends since they eat large numbers of insect pests. One bat can eat thousands of mosquitos in a night.
HOW THE BAT WEASELED ITS WAY OUT
One day, a bat fell from his perch to the ground, and was caught by a weasel. He begged the weasel to let him go, but the weasel to let him go, but the weasel refused, saying that he was an enemy of all birds on principle. The bat said: “Oh no, I’m not a bird at all – I’m a mouse!” The weasel took a good look at this scraggly creature and decided to let it go. Soon thereafter, another weasel came by and snatched up the bat, who, as before, begged for his life.
“No,” said the weasel, “I never let a mouse go once I’ve caught it.”
“But I’m not a mouse,” said the bat, “I’m a bird.”
The weasel took another look at this ugly little winged creature and said: “Why, so you are,” and he, too, let go.
-from Aesop’s fables
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