Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Bats Hated Because They’re Black?

SANTA ANA, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Don’t judge a bat by its color.

The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, California, is using their latest exhibit, Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats, to make people realize that just because bats are black, it doesn’t mean they’re evil.

Spokesperson Julie Smith says the dark, creepy creatures have a bad rap for being bloodsucking vermin, but really, they’re good guys.

She says, “Bats face a lot of discrimination because they’re black. The fact that they only come out at night and have weird faces with huge nose flaps scares people.”

Though Smith assures that there are no bad bats, she does admit that here are a few “bad guys” in the bat world that “give the rest of them a bad name.”

She explains, “There are some that’ve done scary things like bite people, but they usually prefer drinking donkey or pig blood. The vampire bat is a creepy little thing, but it’s mainly Hollywood that’s given it a bad reputation.”

Bats runs now until November 2.

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