My what Grinchy eyes you have!!

A photograph of the head and shoulders of a little white shouldered bat.
A little white shouldered bat. Photo by Geoffrey Gomes, licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/.

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a good week! I had a fantastic week because it was the last week of school before winter break! I am going to enjoy the next two weeks by sleeping late and celebrating the holidays with my family.

Since it is the Christmas season, I decided to write this week’s blog on a bat that, in my opinion, looks very similar to the Grinch. It took some looking but I found an adorable critter called the Little White-shouldered bat. These bats have leaf shaped noses that resemble the Grinch’s famous smirk. They have brownish-gray fur with striking white shoulders that give them their name. They also have yellow eyes that look so cool! Little White-shouldered bats have big, almost see-through, ears that look adorable atop their small heads! Not a lot of information has been collected on what these bats eat, but scientists have looked at the teeth of Little White-shouldered bats and concluded that they probably eat insects like most bats in America. They live in Central America into Brazil, Guyana, Venezuela, Trinidad, and Bonaire Island. These bats like to roost in tropical forests near streams. They are typically found in evergreen forests.

If you want read more about Little White-shoulder bats you can do so here.

I also found a very cute story about how bats saved Christmas. If you would like to read it, you can find it here:  

I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!

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