Stuffed Animals Details…
** Stuffed Brown Bat
** Hand Puppet
** Made by Folkmanis
** 24 inch Wing Span
Picture if you will, a small bat standing in front of a spot light. The light of course causes his shadow to be far larger than he is, but at first, you don’t notice that. Even so, the words, “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain” invariably creep in your mind. The shadowy figure intones wrathfully, “I am vengeance. I am the night. I am….” then in another voice entirely, “…totally cute, and not really all that harmless. Whoops.“ And the bat emerges from the light, showing how diminutive he really is. D’oh!
Of the many species of bat, this one lives all over in the Americas. His choice of habitat tends to put him in contact with humans fairly often, since he favors man-made structures like attics, old barns, shutters and eaves. However, he also can be found in hollow trees and other dark, secluded natural environments. If you think bats are creepy, wait till you hear what they eat! Bugs! Yup. These BBBs are insectivores, so they’re pretty much harmless to humans. In winter, they’ll hibernate, living in caves or old mines where the temperature remains constant. And, just like the Caped Crusader wishes he could do, the big brown bat communicates with echolocation, using it to track down prey, other bats and to navigate in the darkness.
Folkmanis has gone all out with this hand puppet. He is soft and cuddly, and he comes to live in your hand – ready and able to tell any stories you might have in your head.