Friday, December 9, 2016

ZooWeird 9

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:

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!

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