Well, finally! The Sucker-footed bat! It is such a cutie!
Hutch my dear, bats are very good for many things. Some species do a great deal of pollinating and the service they provide here at our place is they keep the insect population down to almost nothing, which makes it very pleasant when sitting out in the garden in the summer. Here are a few more, did you know that a single little brown bat can catch 600 Mosquitoes in just one hour?...The 20 million Mexican free-tail bats from Bracken Cave, Texas can eat 250 tons of insects in a night...A colony of just 150 big brown bats can aid farmers by eating up to 18 million or more rootworms each summer...Tropical bats are important to rain forests. They pollinate flowers and drop seeds for many trees and bushes...In the wild, important plants, from bananas and mangos to nuts, dates and figs, depend upon bats for pollination and seed dropping...In the southwestern part of the United States, nectar-feeding bats are the main pollinators of the giant saguaro cactus...The saliva from the vampire bat is being studied to see if someday a new medicine can be found to help people with heart problems...
Now, I could continue to list facts about bats but here is a really good site to visit to learn all about them. http://www.batcon.org/home/default.asp
I am so love of these little creatures that I have discussed with Dearest the building of bat houses to place around the property and there is even a stuffed fabric bat that hangs from my kitchen curtains - most visitors never even notice it.