I still can't believe that I got the oppurtunity to photograph my favorite mammal, up close and personal. Its a female Eastern Red Bat (Lasiurus borealis), very common throughout the southeast. They only get to about five inches long. The most intresting thing about this bat species is that the females have four nipples instead of two like all other bats. At first I thought the bat might be hurt, if so I would have put her in my camera bag, and called a wildlife specialist. But, the bat was flying around fine, looking for a place to hang out. It's going to be a good year for wildlife photography.