bat tail

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KNOW YOUR BATS: Emballonuridae family

Emballonuridae is a family of bats commonly known as sheath-tailed or sac-winged bats. I’m surprised these bats aren’t better known, because they have very uniquely appealing little faces. I think it’s the perpetually upturned nose.

They also have a stunning variety of colors, from the pure-white northern ghost bat to the dark chocolate of the Hill’s sheath-tailed bat.

Among them are some excellent camoflaugers, such as the proboscis bat, which looks like a bit of lichen or damaged bark on a tree.

In fact, many species in Emballonuridae roost on the trunks and branches of trees, in broad daylight, depending on their camouflage to keep them safe. They like to do it in neat little lines.

Sometimes they also stack.

You may have noticed their short little tailed. They’re sometimes called sheath-tailed bats because these tails protrude out of the membrane between their back legs, which can be pulled up to “sheath” the tail. Here’s a video if you don’t quite understand what I mean.

As I mentioned earlier, they’re also called sac-winged bats. This is because they have special pouches near their wrists designed to release pheromones into the air when they flap their wings. Below is a close up of the pouch, closed and then opened.

For the most part these are very small bats, with weights as low as three to four grams- one of the smallest, the proboscis bat, can get caught in spiderwebs and eaten.

Aside from roosting in trees, these bats roost in caves, crevices, and occasionally, human-made structures like wells or stone tombs. Because of this, several species are known as tomb bats. They’re pretty adorable little harbingers of death if you ask me.

Photo credits:

Main set (species in photo caption): Bat Conservation Intl / Jasmine Vink / University of KwaZulu-Natal / Merlin Tuttle / Michael Penney

Emedded in text: Bateleur Nature Reserve / ARKive / Riley Pearce / PSUNHM / Christian Ziegler

“Not really.”


“Again, not really.”


“Seriously though, it hasn’t.”


“We were talking with each other during the beginning of this game.”


“This is getting ridiculous.”


“Not so much the case, madam.”


“For the last time, NO.”


“NO.”


“NOOOOO.”


“NOOOOOOO-okay that one actually is justified.”

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OLD SONIC ART from my old sonic blog….boy i sure do love me some sonic the hedge. these are from 2013 i think…i was going to go back and re-watermark all of them with my current url but i only did the first one and then got too lazy. go figure. please dont repost!

OK but if there won’t be a dragon ball z style boss fight at the end of Forces then what’s the point


@celepom and I were both thinking about hypotetical cutscenes and she encouraged me to post this ffhgfmg <3

LET’S DO THIS THING

SALLY WHY there can only be one love interest for sonic

soNI C  HOLY FUCK

poor shard, first his complete removal from the comics and now this

i’m fuCKING LAUGHING, SHADOW WHAT ARE YOU DOIN

bye zonic, rest in fuckin pieces

JESUS

MIGHTY NO

CHRIS, MY SON, NOOO

shadow is prob thinking bout maria again

it’s sonic 06 all over again

HONEY HOLY SHIT

#save cosmo

what

can someone draw mephiles, shadow and silver singing together please?

fucking hell

CREAM HOLY SHIT

it’s always the ones you least expect

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Here’s a thing I’ve been working on for a while, redesigns for a lot of Sonic characters! I don’t like that as the series went on, the characters became more and more tied to a mold, so my aim was to make them varied, fun, and at the same time, consistent between each other.

Some notes:

  • Amy and Shadow are no longer hedgehogs, decided to make Sonic the only hedgehog. To be honest I didn’t settle on what species Amy is supposed to be, though she has some bunny-esque features, but Shadow was based off of tasmanian devils.

  • Amy is now a witch, and her Piko-Piko Hammer acts like a magical girl wand and broom. She’s a spring witch, casting those yellow and red springs you see in Sonic levels from her hammer, which are also two springs!

  • The second Blaze is just her without her sleeves and with her hair untied, to show what her paws and hair look like.

  • Jet is based off of a peregrine falcon

  • Bark the Polar Bear is now a girl.
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Hello I hate myself for spending so much time on these but w/e

I know,I know

I know if we’re to survive

We need to know this is not the end

How will we ever get by

It’s getting harder to fight out here on our own!

Obligatory Sonic Forces fanart GO!

ah AAAH I’m really not feeling on coloring this right now…<:’‘