Micro Troll or Mini Bat?

This bat, a common pipistrelle, had been sleeping in its cozy bunk bed between the logs on the outside of a cabin amidst a peaceful highland forest in Norway, teeming with berries, grouse, elk (in Europe, this means a version of the moose, i.e. it's not what Americans call elk!), bogs and trout lakes: here

It was a bright and sunny July morning, nearly noon, and the creature didn't feel like getting up and taking off. But I was about to apply some resin varnish to the exterior walls of the cabin, so I just had to have this little troll move out.

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Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Mar 8, 2009 1:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Grrrrreat !!!

dream shot, I've read a lot about them, I just love these creatures! kick-ass portrait of that little one !

Tomek

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 8, 2009 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Grrrrreat !!!

Credit to the critter - thanks on his/her behalf! Actually, (s)he was so unwilling to move that I was just about to apply a kick:-) when she/he flew away.
Cheers
Jacek

lcarreau

lcarreau - Mar 8, 2009 11:33 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Grrrrreat !!!

Interesting - moose/elk in Northern Europe??
I have to echo the previous commenter; what a
kick-ass photo of a micro troll/mini-bat !!!

I always thought SP was a bit BATTY!
And ... now I know for sure.

yatsek

yatsek - Mar 9, 2009 5:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Grrrrreat !!!

Better batty than bored stiff! Honestly, Larry, I prefer the BATman to the Spiderguy. And I prefer insects to spiders. The reason might be I hate the trapping tool that spiders invented. For sure my feelings about its virtual version are quite opposite.

In Scandinavia, you see or run into an Alces alces as often as you do in Canada.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Jul 22, 2009 2:21 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Grrrrreat !!!

Yes, your comments always drive me batty!

yatsek

yatsek - Jul 23, 2009 2:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Grrrrreat !!!

Thanks, Larry, for your compliment! Happy flying!

Fluffy

Fluffy - Dec 1, 2013 5:21 am - Voted 10/10

My...

...favourite Micro Troll of all :)

yatsek

yatsek - Dec 1, 2013 9:52 am - Hasn't voted

Re: My...

What about the red one here?

Fluffy

Fluffy - Dec 4, 2013 2:49 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: My...

Well, the Red One is not a troll, Dad :)

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