Oh, right, avatars. · 12:37pm
Bats are lovely creatures.
This particular specimen is a variety of vesper bat known as Townsend's big-eared bat, found throughout the North American continent. While being slightly larger and longer-lived than the model organism of the microchiropterans, the little brown myotis, the Townsend bat is otherwise unremarkable. Its only real claim to fame amongst its Vespertilionidae kin is its enlarged ears; without the specialised nasal passages to enhance its echolocation that most other microbats have, the Townsend bat must simply shout all the louder into the coming night, using its larger ears to best make due with what information can be gleaned from the decidedly uncivil process.