photohunt: different

5:05 PM Sunday, March 09, 2008

Bats of Igacos, Samal Island, Davao

Visiting a bat cave is a different thing to do while touring a place, because bats are not exactly cute creatures. This is the largest colony of Rousette fruit bats in the world and people visiting would be swamped by mosquitoes and overwhelmed by the smell of the bats' wastes (guano?).

Although creepy and freaky for me, I still loved the different experience it gave me because despite the fear of the bats, I also couldn't help but marvel at how much their home has been preserved, how they continue to thrive and how the place can teach about nature and conservation.


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