It’s #BatWeek & Halloween involves costumes, so here’s a thread of vintage women’s bat costumes, ranging from the late-1800s to the mid-1900s, that have frustratingly little information! We shall have to settle for admiring.
The Batbershop Quartet welcomes you! Come! 🦇✨
The pattern is easy to identify
Sep 16, 2021 • 24 tweets • 5 min read
ARE THESE BATS PEEING ON THIS WOMAN?!
Yes! But…but why?
Have you ever heard the tale of Samoan Princess-turned-goddess Leutogi?
If not, then read on to discover the answer!! 1/
[🎨 Yuki Kihara, Tonumaipe'a; How She Was Saved by the Bats (2004)]
Princess Leutgitupa’itea - also called Leutogi - was born of royal Samoan blood in a time when Samoa and Tonga warred with one another. 2/
“Worldwide, cats kill an estimated 250,000 bats per year. Domestic cats who do not need bats for nutrition will hunt them for sport: since cats can hear their echolocation calls, they must make a tantalizing squeaky toy.
“Unfortunately, feline fun wounds bats so badly that they either die or fall victim to secondary predators, such as foxes in the UK. Feral cats hunt bats for food, as evidenced by a cat trapped and killed in rural New Zealand in 2010.
May 18, 2021 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
🦇🏆BAT WORLD CUP 2021 COMPETITORS🏆🦇
Good day to you all and welcome to this year’s #BWC2021 introduction thread!
Follow along to learn how this is gonna go down 🧵 1/
First of all, you’ll notice that there are now bats identified in each bracket
Yes, the text is small: save the picture to your smart device or computer so you can blow up the image and read the names 2/
May 17, 2021 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Bat World Sanctuary out here doing the Lord's work
Ever seen Statler the Geribatric flapping through your TL? He's happily living out the twilight of his life with the good folks of BWS!!
A thread on where GBAB is at and where it’s going (don’t dip out earlier than the 5th tweet #TeamSkylion) 1/
Thank you for standing here at the beginning of this journey with me. I’ve told the story of how GBAB got here, but where are we and what’s next?
Well, now you can find me on Instagram! Please follow GBAB there! 2/
Jun 4, 2020 • 12 tweets • 3 min read
I'm genuinely glad you brought this up!
A sincere, non-dragging thread explaining the incorrect but v common idea: "bats started all of this COVID-19 mess" 1/
They ride the wind with membranes attached to their long, skinny fingers and (sometimes) tail; they go around screaming all the time & somehow that helps them see; the title 🏆 of Smallest Mammal in the 🌎 & Fastest Flyer in the 🌎 is found amongst them 2/
Apr 22, 2020 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
@Pontifex On the contrary Holy Father, the darkness brings to the bat precisely that which it DOES want to face, not what it doesn’t. Bats are not under the cover of night committing crimes for which it should be ashamed, but providing invaluable services to our ecosystems and communities.
@Pontifex Bats pollinate a wide range of flowers and trees that give entire countries their goods for export; they eat literal tons of bugs per night and save farmers millions of $$ in pesticides, which also improves the quality of our food; they spread seed & help reforest after disaster.
Apr 19, 2020 • 8 tweets • 6 min read
BAT BOMBS 🦇💣
Ever heard of ‘em? They were a weapon the U.S. intended to use against Japan in World War II and, as the name suggests, they were bombs delivered by our friends: the bat. A thread. 1/