Thursday, October 21, 2010

Elizabeth's rufous minge bat

The rufous minge bat was named by Frances Drake in Honour of Queen Elizabeth 1st.
Originating in the Americas, the minge bat found its way to europe via traders ships in shipments of cat or beaver pelts.
Once there it quickly spread, often stowed away in cases of merkins bound for wealthy clientele.
The decline in merkin sales has considerably reduced the habitat and spread of the species, and the current fashion for brazillian's is surely the death knell for the minge bat.

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