It's beautiful, Peak.
Why thank you, Dan. Because he was in sleeping position when found, his wings are unfurled and am afraid I'd tear them if pulled out to full el murciélago splendor. So he's in a rinsed out Smuckers jar, as is.It's beautiful, Peak. I have a friend who collects and dries out birds that died naturally and then displays them in glass jars. I wonder if you might want to do something similar with this bat?
LOL, I can't honestly say I am not a fan of those creepy little flying rodents. When we sold our Hoosierville home they cost us a fair chunk of change. They had managed to chew a tiny hole through our 'heavy slab (inch thick)' siding on the second floor and had gotten into an enclosed space in the rafters over the garage that was sealed off from the attic space to which we had access. Over time they were able to accumulate a fair amount of bat crap at the base of one wall. In spite of the rumored erotic applications for bat Guano (who among us has not seen "Ace Ventura, Pet Detective?"), it is in fact potentially harmful to humans and it must be removed and the area sterilized before a house can be sold legally. After the bats and their excrement were removed and the area was scrubbed clean and sterilized and several thousand dollars later, we sold the house! Those nasty little F'ers cost me a lot of money, leaving me as 'not a fan.' However, we do have a public bat house at the head of one of our nature trails here in Harmony. Poetic justice, I guess? LOL.I really like bats, too, but for some reason we don't seem to have many around here. Maybe when the weather warms a bit.