Lawrence Pope runs the Bats About Melbourne bus tour, taking bat buffs to see the citys megabats, which manage to be, in his eyes, very, very cute, like a puppy or kitten if you disregard their three-foot wing span.
Unlike Dracula, Pope says megabats are strict vegetarians and contrary to popular belief, do not get stuck in peoples hair. If you have a bat the size of an umbrella in your hair, youve got problems.
In fact, youre more likely to witness the megabats mating, which he claims provides hours of entertainment.
Thats because the courtship process involves the male bats sitting on branches displaying their hardware their physical assets, which Pope says seems to have a mesmerizing effect on some women.
But the ladybats arent always in the mood, and Pope chuckles when he sees the girls use their thumb claws to give the local Romeo a good clip over the ear if theyre not interested.
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