Originally Posted by moonrambler
Doesn't seem like most people think mice are very cool, but stick a pair of wings on a mouse and all of a sudden it's all prosperity and good luck.
But they have RADAR.
I fell in love with bats (well, sort of), after a nature expedition many years ago to a place called the Mulu Caves, in Sarawak. The Mulu Caves are the world's largest cave system.
Anyway there is one area where you can go in the evening. And around sunset, you can watch, as MILLIONS of bats start flying out from the caves. You can stand and watch for about 45 minutes, and the bats are steadily flying out in a constant stream. From a distance they look like a thick cloud darkening the skies.
There are other parts of the caves where you walk over hills of ..... bat dung. Literally - hills. It's dung that has collected and hardened over the centuries, from the bats roosting way above your head. Some of the local people come here from time to time, to dig and get fertiliser for their crops. And they take it away, by truckloads.