Bat and switch

Well, I decided to not even try with the video. I was up against too much: Google’s incredible anti-copyright detection software. Plus, I just wasn’t in the mood to infringe and infract, even if it was with purely fines educativos. Hell, I don’t even download music or movies! It was just for a language blog. Sigh. Anyway, a continuación, some of the images from that video. Sure, you don’t get to hear their squeaks nor the beautiful Colombian accent of the reporter, but I think their cuteness still comes through. ¡Qué pena, Caracol! Qué conchudez de mi parte.

There was also, heh heh, another very cute bat who once graced this blog. Wish I could remember what her name was!

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10 responses to “Bat and switch

  1. These bats are lovely!
    I am somehow connected with Colombian bats too. I was visiting Tayrona park, it was late afternoon, with no torch, and I was still quite far away from the camp site. These bats really freaked me out!! I think I never walked that fast… Few days after, I visited the Gold Museum in Bogota, and I learned that bats were symbols used by shamans in the pre-colombian times. As a record, I got a pre-colombian bat symbol tatooed between my shoulder blades.
    I am currently trying to move to Colombia, and even though my Spanish is decent, I love to learn new vocabulary, new expressions, and your blog is just fantastic! I can find here a lot of modismos I heard in Colombia, and some others I’ll surely hear later :-)

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    • Great story! I can’t say that I have any experience with Colombian bats, just the blog :)

      I’m sure I would have been freaked out as well. That’s great that you’ve been able to visit Parque Tayrona! Wow, a tattoo. It sounds so interesting.

      What part of Colombia are you going to move to? Thanks so much for the kind words!

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  2. Extremely cute! We used to have bats in our zoo before they closed it down. I didn’t find the Spanish version but you can still see the video on Youtube.
    just search for: Bat orphans at an Australian bat clinic
    or go here.

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    • Thank you!! For better or for worse, I’m kind of an all or nothing kind of person. That is, I wanted it in Spanish or nothing at all. But thank you for sharing with us! :)

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  3. I couldn’t find the Spanish version but this one doesn’t have a lot of talking anyway. I know that this is an important issue in Australia as bat populations are declining severely. Bats are an essential part of the ecosystem because they eat literally tons of insects every night.
    FYI, I just copied the link on here in case anyone wanted to see the whole video. I didn’t expect it to get embedded! I would have liked to have seen the Spanish one too.

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  4. Well, if you are positively DYING to see it, you can watch it here. It starts at :55 :)

    http://www.noticiascaracol.com/tecnologia/video-286183-existe-un-orfanato-de-murcielagos

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  5. That one is gone now but there’s another one if you search “Bat Orphans”

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  6. Thanks for sharing that! :)

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