White-lined bats sleeping the day away on my ceiling - Costa
Close-up of bat - after they woke up, and about five seconds before
they silently and swiftly disappeared into the evening.
Bats sleeping under a palm.
Some species of bats chew palm leaves (or banana or heliconia) to
form a tent for daytime sleeping.
The Bats of Tobago!
We were staying in a little cottage in the hills above
Englishman's Bay on the north shore. As the sun set, bats woke and left their
sleeping spots all around us (this one wedged between two boards in the
gazebo), and began flying all about, frantically searching for their next
I quickly realized that many of the bats were very
interested in the mashed banana I had left out that day for the butterflies! I
grabbed my camera, telephoto lens, and powerful flash...
I guess these bats are omnivorous!
Mother says; "Always eat some fruit and veggies with your