A doggerel series about odd or little-known animals.
Bumblebee or Hog-nosed Bat, the sole representative of the family Craseonycteridae. The species is best known for being the world's smallest bat and mammal, with an average weight of only 2 g. Read more: http://www.strangeanimals.info/2011/01/kittis-hog-nosed-bat.html#ixzz4S51Osu3W
In Thailand and in Burma—that’s
Where you can find these tiny bats.
But I’ll confess: It’s not the size
Of bats that terrifies my eyes;
It’s just that unexpected zoom
Of critters flying ’round the room
That causes awful shocks and fright—
And here come men in coats of white!