This is "Tough Guy", a big brown bat, Eptesicus fuscus
. I forget what number he is, I lose track of these things. But anyway, he's a male, which is rare. For those that don't know, I do bat rescue in the dormitories here. He's really quite nice, but likes to put on his tough guy display now and then, hence his name. It's not so much a display of ferocity as it is a desperate act of a tiny creature to scare off the much larger and potentially dangerous human, me. He may actually be an evening bat, Nycticeius humeralis
. I'll let him go once it's dark out. Ugh, I wish I had a place with better lighting for photography though. Also, should I crop this photo?
If you'd like to use this photo for anything, at least let me know about it, please. #457 in Explore, 30 June 2007 This photo was also featured in Daily Flickr: www.moisesdaniel.net/dailyflickr/servlet/FrontController?...