Batman? Never Mind Dark Knight Rises – This is my Kind Of Bat

Bats hide in the branch of a tree

Ok, so the talk in the town today is all about Dark Knight Rises and Batman. Now, I am one of those ‘crazy folks’ who is not  a lover of the big screen (I prefer to spend the rare spare time I have in the great outdoors with nature opposed to in a dark cinema)….. so here is my ideal bat.

I took this in Kruger National Park in January this year. We were on a walking safari in the Red Rocks area of Northern Kruger and we rested under a tree for breakfast – these guys kept an eye on us. I could not resist taking pictures of these wee bats – they are just so cute and cheeky looking.

Who needs Christian Bale when you have these guys?

Additional photos from our Kruger adventure are available in the Taraji Blue South Africa photo gallery.


  1. Would you add your bat photo as a citizen-science observation to the AfriBats project on iNaturalist?:

    AfriBats will use your observations to better understand bat distributions and help protect bats in Africa.

    Please locate your picture on the map as precisely as possible to maximise the scientific value of your records.

    Many thanks!

    PS: these are Mauritian tomb bats, Taphozous mauritianus

  2. Many thanks for sharing this observation with our project! On iNaturalist, could you please map the location of your observation and add it to the AfriBats-project. Currently it’s part of iNaturalist’s pool of observations, but not included in AfriBats yet. If you sign in to iNat, you should see a pending message.

    Thanks again!

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