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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Preserved bats

From Lorrie Moore's dead birds to dead bats...

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Anonymous alice's mom on Thu Jul 16, 02:58:00 PM:
I checked the tags (bats, taxidermy, the natural history museum) and found to my surprise that this is the first entry for each, unless the tag id assignment or the software has malfunctioned.

Those in the know will remember that Alice received a stuffed bat from the museum store as one of her college graduation presents. Her brother picked it out for her, knowing her long-term interest in bats.

And in fact I sent her the reference to this bat posting, but since I am uncredited, I'll bet a lot of other people did too.

But I don't quite understand the bat fascination and would welcome your usual flight of fancy/cool detail/wordplay that explains the wonder and significance of bats, Alice.