. The animals of the world. Brehm's life of animals;. Mammals. FLYING DOGS, OR FRUIT-EATING BATS. 79 weather lasts they remain in their pendant attitude, but on the warmer winter days some species awake and fly about even in snow and thawing weather. All Bats carry their young ones around with them when they fly, even when the little ones can use their wings fairly well and are able to temporarily. PIPISTEELLE BAT. -Out in the night ii 1 „ tli^.LtJv, i'.i,iol.viiio. LuoJj !».js, looking for such-tiny insects as Gnats, Midges and' other two-winged Flies, which form its food. This animal is foun

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. The animals of the world. Brehm's life of animals;. Mammals. FLYING DOGS, OR FRUIT-EATING BATS. 79 weather lasts they remain in their pendant attitude, but on the warmer winter days some species awake and fly about even in snow and thawing weather. All Bats carry their young ones around with them when they fly, even when the little ones can use their wings fairly well and are able to temporarily. PIPISTEELLE BAT. -Out in the night ii 1 „ tli^.LtJv, i'.i,iol.viiio. LuoJj !».js, looking for such-tiny insects as Gnats, Midges and' other two-winged Flies, which form its food. This animal is foun
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. The animals of the world. Brehm's life of animals;. Mammals. FLYING DOGS, OR FRUIT-EATING BATS. 79 weather lasts they remain in their pendant attitude, but on the warmer winter days some species awake and fly about even in snow and thawing weather. All Bats carry their young ones around with them when they fly, even when the little ones can use their wings fairly well and are able to temporarily. PIPISTEELLE BAT. -Out in the night ii 1 „ tli^.LtJv, i'.i,iol.viiio. LuoJj !».js, looking for such-tiny insects as Gnats, Midges and' other two-winged Flies, which form its food. This animal is found all over the British islands, temperate Europe and central .^sia, and is of great usefulness in ridding those countries of the numerous little insect pests, (fes^erugo fi^istrellus.) leave their mother's breast. I have myself found young Bats hanging alone on trees in the virgin African forests. The young ones reach their full growth in from five to six weeks. Strange Appear- The strange appearance and noctur- ar]ce and Noctur- nal habits of the Bats have, since the nal Habits. oldest times, given ample food for superstition, and the harmless animals still have to contend with the prejudice and antipathy of a large majority of people. We will not repeat the innu- merable stories that have been told, many of which are still believed ; but we wish to emphasize the claims of the Bats to consideration and good treat- ment. In our temperate climes they are all very useful, for they devour with great greed immense swarms of harmful insects. The few frugivorous Bats do not concern us in the least, neither do the blood-sucking Vampires, which latter, by the way, are not nearly so dangerous as they were once sup- posed to be. We may consider the whole class as a highly useful link in the chain of beings. But Few The number of prehistoric Bats that Prehistoric has come to our knowledge is exceed- Bats. ingly small. Hair from these animals has been found in amber, and their petrified