Monday, September 28, 2009

Bats - Spooky or Lucky?

With Halloween around the corner, I decided to take a closer look at bats and their many different meanings around the world. Here is what I have found:
In Western Culture, the bat is often a symbol of the night and its foreboding nature. The bat is a primary animal associated with fictional characters of the night, both villains like Dracula and heroes like Batman. Among some Native Americans, such as the Creek, Cherokee and Apache, the bat is a trickster spirit. Chinese lore claims the bat is a symbol of longevity and happiness, and is similarly lucky in Poland and geographical Macedonia and among the Kwakiutl and Arabs. ~Wiki
Bats are sensitive creatures. They use echolocation to navigate & find or hunt for food. The majority of bats are insectivorous, feeding on small insects such as the mosquito.

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